InCoax has been a member of the Broadband Forum (BBF) since 2017 and has now been elected to the Board, which is a great recognition for InCoax.
InCoax has chosen to become actively involved in Broadband Forum to ensure that standards are developed and later made available in commercial products like InCoax’s new product generation In:xtnd™. This will widen the market to also include larger operators and enable a faster deployment of our commercial solution In:xtnd, which is the first solution in the world based on MoCA Access™ 2.5 with speeds of up to 2.5 Gigabits per second in existing coaxial networks.
InCoax has, through Helge Tiainen, who in MoCA® leads the MoCA Access™ 2.5 working group, actively participated in BBF’s work to define how telecom, mobile and fiber operators can utilize existing coaxial networks in a more efficient way than before. Helge Tiainen will now be part of BBF’s board and the assignment is for the next two calendar years. Helge has a long and broad experience from many companies in the IT industry and has worked for nine years for Nokia in senior roles. Helge works for InCoax since 2010.
Broadband Forum is an industrial alliance consisting of about 200 of the world’s leading operators and telecom providers as members. BBF is member-driven and the board is elected by member companies, which include Vodafone, Orange, BT, AT&T, China Telecom, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, InCoax and others. BBF defines how broadband networks should function technically, how operators can create services and how these should be delivered. Furthermore, BBF creates the conditions for how communication technologies can migrate to modern gigabit networks and develops and describes which tools are suitable for use. The work of BBF is carried out in different working groups. Much of the world’s installed broadband technology has been created by BBF-related organizations over the past 25 years.
InCoax’s work within the Broadband Forum has during 2018-2019 focused partly on how a fiber access over coaxial cable can reduce the operator’s need for fiber deployment in existing buildings, and how the 5G network can become available through the fixed broadband network.
● InCoax has started a working group in BBF that will define the technology standard in what is called Fiber Access Extension over coaxial networks, which include MoCA Access 2.5. About ten international operators participate in the work.
● One of the goals of the 5G networks is to increase the broadband speed in urban areas. In 2017, powered by 14 global mobile operators, the work began to develop a standard where the 5G network becomes available through fixed broadband, in order to avoid an explosion of the number of new base stations that would otherwise be needed in cities. In BBF, 5G-Fixed Mobile Convergence is an important work area, which aims to increase the availability of 5G services in cities, by offering mobile services over the fixed broadband network. In:xtnd and MoCA Access are designed to spearhead this new technology.
“This is an important recognition for our technology and its potential in the market. This shows that operators see business benefits with our In:xtnd solution and MoCA Access, and appreciates the work InCoax has done in BBF in 2018-2019,” says Peter Carlsson, CEO of InCoax.
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Peter Carlsson, CEO, InCoax Networks AB