Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM (CT)
Rural Fiber / GPON is complex and expensive.
- GPON cost model optimized for higher density markets.
- There exist new solutions to reduce the skills and the time needed to deploy fiber along rural roads, but significant challenges remain to cover the “last few hundred feet from the road” to “inside the home”.
- Resistance to disruption of landscaping, terrain integrity, … still high.
- Cost and time required (including additional truck roll) to bring fiber inside the home is high with many unknowns.
G.hn allows re-use of existing copper pairs from the nearby serving terminal to the home.
- G.hn uses a passive GAM powered from the home (RPF) to extend Gigabit services to 800 feet.
Installs in less time than fiber and without disruption.
By attending this webinar, you will learn how G.hn complements fiber and fixed wireless radio in the access network to deliver gigabit services without the need to extend fiber all the way to the home or install FWA antennas and receivers on each home. While G.hn is becoming widely used in MDUs and MTUs, its flexibility and low cost make it the ideal complement in rural and lower density markets. Reusing the existing telephone pairs or coaxial cabling in place, it distributes Gigabit links to 1 or more subscribers for less than the cost of the usual truck roll for a service technician. G.hn is auto configured and supports user self-installation for quick rollout and eliminates the need to enter the premises.
President and CTO
Positron Access Solutions
Pierre is a seasoned Networking and Technology Executive and Board Member with over 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Positron in 2013, Pierre founded Colubris Networks, a leader in advanced Wi-Fi solutions for Wireless ISP, Carriers and Enterprises in March 2000. Colubris was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2008.
Pierre is an expert on data communications and holds multiple networking related patents. He also holds an M.Sc and B.Sc degree in Computer science from Sherbrooke University in Quebec (Canada).
Senior VP of Sales
Positron Access Solutions
Jim is a seasoned Sales & Operations Executive in the Technology, Broadband & Networking Industry. He has 25 years of experience nurturing technology manufacturers from start-up to global market leaders. Prior to joining Positron in 2019, Jim was instrumental in helping both Advanced Fibre Communications (1993-1999) and Calix Networks (2000-2017) grow from pre-revenue start-ups to $400 million+ annual revenue and from private to public companies with successful IPOs. Mimosa, Jim’s third start-up, was acquired by Airspan in 2019.
Jim is a veteran of both direct and channel sales models both in the US and internationally, with large and small customers in a multitude of telecom market segments. He also has significant sales operations experience, including the implementation of CRMs, employee and customer portals, and all manner of back office tools.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from California Polytechnic University in Pomona California and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California.
Positron’s G.hn Gigabit Access Multiplexer (GAM) extends fiber or fixed-wireless Gigabit services into existing Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU) over the existing in-building wiring. It provides managed non-blocking symmetrical Gigabit bandwidth services to subscribers with zero-touch provisioning over existing telephone wire or coaxial cable without the need for construction disruption to add in-building fiber at 20% of the cost of any other methodology. This significantly reduces CapEx, provides a high ROI, and enables the fastest time to revenue and increased serviced buildings. The GAM is MEF CE 2.0 compliant and is ideally suited for managed Business Ethernet services to MDUs/MTUs. The GAM outdoor units extend Gigabit services over the outdoor telephone pairs from the fiber junction into SFU homes for neighborhood and RDOF applications.