Genesis Technical Systems pushes superfast broadband over copper to Asia

July 02, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Genesis Technical Systems has appointed Facilities Protection Inc., (FPI) as its first distributor in Asia. FPI, based in the Philippines, specialises in providing security and other electronic solutions and services that ensure 24-hour business continuity and personal safety to its customers.

Genesis Technical Systems has appointed Facilities Protection Inc., (FPI) as its first distributor in Asia. FPI, based in the Philippines, specialises in providing security and other electronic solutions and services that ensure 24-hour business continuity and personal safety to its customers.

The appointment of FPI leads the way for Genesis’s efforts throughout Asia-Pacific, as the company continues to work with distributors and operators in the region to provide them with bonded copper systems. Genesis’s unique bonded-copper system, mBond™ can be deployed in areas of Asia where fibre roll out is problematic, or where consumers demand fibre-like speeds for a fraction of the cost. mBond can offer operators a return on their existing infrastructure investment alongside maximisation of their deployed capital, as it utilises the copper infrastructure that is already in place.

Genesis showcased mBond at last month’s CommunicAsia event in Singapore following operator sign off on an mBond trial to deliver IPTV services over copper. The results of recent trials exemplify mBond’s capabilities, demonstrating successful delivery of 100 Mb/s over four pairs throughout the testing process. The results show that operators can provide converged IPTV and internet services over their existing copper infrastructure to SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) or SOHOs (small or home offices). Previous mBond field trials demonstrated an ability to deliver more than 150 Mb/s over 12 pairs at distances of 1.5 km - signifying that mBond can service larger multi-national corporations that utilise high bandwidth applications such as video-conferencing.

Nigel Hall, CEO at Genesis, acknowledged that there is future potential for Genesis within the rapidly developing small cells market: “mBond definitely has longevity in the industry, and we are looking into the future of the solution specifically within small cell backhaul. It is clear that a new approach is needed to address small cell backhaul challenges which fibre and microwave are unable to combat, and I am sure Genesis solutions can be adapted and future-proofed