Installation guidelines for Gigabit coaxial networks2012-02-07
InCoax has now developed installation guidelines for installers, which deals with what may need to be upgraded when the coax network is used to deliver fast broadband
InCoax Gigabit over Coax Access (GoCA) makes it possible for housing associations and property owners to offer delivery of fast broadband via the in-building coaxial network, without new wiring. The coaxial network’s passive components may need to be upgraded in order to utilize all channels in GoCA system.
We have also developed a guide to the coaxial cable performance dealing with the coaxial cables that can be used for Gigabit traffic, and the attenuation of the signal at different frequencies and distances.
The purpose of the installation guidelines is to simplify installation and reduce the cost for the operator when the existing coaxial networks will start to be used for data traffic.
– We get questions from operators and installers if it is indeed possible to use existing coaxial networks for broadband. From the installation guidelines, and the investigation into the coaxial cable performance, it appears that virtually all coaxial cables can be used for future Gigabit services. But some passive components in the network may need to be replaced, says Helge Tiainen, Product manager at InCoax Networks.
The installation guidelines and the publication regarding coaxial cable characteristics can be ordered via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org