InCoax technology empowers consumers to switch broadband provider more easily following FCC ruling

Operators now have access to existing networks in the building to provide MultiGigabit speeds at affordable prices for tenants of apartments and office buildings

Lund, Sweden, February 21, 2022 – Broadband operators should now take the opportunity to access existing embedded coaxial network infrastructure to achieve a faster and less time-consuming installation to connect to multi-gigabit speeds in a multi-tenant environment, according to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The FCC has recently passed regulations that give tenants of apartments and office buildings more transparency, competition and choice of broadband services. Using InCoax Networks ’fiber access expansion technology, it opens up the market for operators who can use this cost-effective option that offers less complexity. Large prohibition networks with several tenants already have coaxial networks, and now operators have an alternative to installing expensive and time-consuming fiber in the building.

“The FCC regulation will help open up broadband providers to empower millions of U.S. tenants in their multi-tenant environment and reduce barriers to competition in broadband,” said InCoax Helge, head of marketing, sales and product management. “By reusing existing internal infrastructure for broadband access, it can address the challenges faced by operators looking to connect to existing apartments and office buildings.”

Because the FCC seeks to improve competition in broadband, its regulation and declaration prohibits providers from entering into certain revenue-sharing agreements with building owners and allows competing operators to provide Gigabit and MultiGigabit services at affordable prices. This will help increase competition to a third of the U.S. population living in apartments, mobile home parks, condominiums and public housing.

InCoax has MoCA Access nodes installed in many buildings in 10 metropolitan areas that today provide symmetric gigabit services and are moving to multi-gigabit services during 2022 for people living and working in a multi-tenant environment. Typically, a multi-tenant environment has a home coaxial network that is reached from the multi-tenant environment entry point located in a basement, closet, or pedestal next to the building. These cables are used by cable TV operators, but can also be used by competing operators in coexistence by deploying MoCA Access nodes at the entry point. However, many have chosen to host both television content and broadband broadband services.

Late last year, the FCC investigated whether certain types of broadband agreements between building owners and suppliers could hinder competition. This included revenue-sharing arrangements, exclusive electrical wiring, and marketing agreements between building owners and suppliers. Contracts of this kind can block other broadband competitors, reduce tenant choices and potentially lead to higher prices.

It also follows an executive order from President Joe Biden last summer that instructed the FCC to take a more combative approach to deals between building owners and suppliers that do not leave tenants without or limited alternatives. By giving tenants the opportunity to make their own choices and by allowing free competition, in the long run tenants should become big winners.

Learn more about InCoax and its MultiGigabit solutions here: https://www.incoax.com/

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Answers to your InCoax questions

  • Tell us more about InCoax and what is its specialization?
    InCoax Networks AB specializes in innovation to reuse existing embedded infrastructure for broadband access. By providing next-generation network solutions to the world’s leading telecommunications and broadband operators, InCoax offers the latest, most advanced and cost-effective technologies. to achieve a multi-gigabit connection where the fiber is too expensive, time consuming or even impossible to install.

    Leading products include InCoax controllers / DPUs, such as the new InCoax D2501, and access modems that provide reliable, cost-effective gigabit or multi-gigabit broadband speeds in existing coaxial networks.

    To quickly learn more about the Fiber Access Extension extension, check out this animation (incoax.com/fiber-extension/)

  • What does InCoax aim to provide to the world’s leading providers of communications and broadband services?
    Competition in the broadband market fuels the need to move the fiber deeper into the network and closer to the end user. Customer demand for fast broadband and the operator’s goal of cost-effective service delivery only with the FTTH strategy has sparked interest in solutions that provide easier access to the building. Deploying D2501 InCoax technology is a sustainable way for operators to upgrade their existing networks, with high-speed Internet services available at the in-house home entertainment center.

    InCoax technology helps operators facilitate fast, cost-effective and unobtrusive installation.

  • Can you outline your leading products and solutions and what their value is to the industry?
    The InCoax D2501 DPU (Distribution Point Unit) extends the GPON, XG-PON, XGS-PON, or Active Ethernet fiber network. The D2501 is a TR-301 / TR-419 broadband forum DPU with 8, 16 or 31 modems, making it a versatile choice for your next MDU deployment. Reliable and secure InCoax technology communicates with the well-established MoCA standard, which is present in millions of applications worldwide. It can coexist with DOCSIS, terrestrial, cable and satellite television, allowing flexible deployment, lowering market entry thresholds. The broadband connection point (antenna socket) is located in the center of the apartment (block) for easy access to Smart TV and IP-TV services, which makes additional internal wiring unnecessary. The system offers symmetric low-latency broadband services, a fiber-like experience that surpasses any outdated technology such as G.fast to meet the growing market demand for seamless broadcasting, gaming and work from home.

    On a larger scale, this is helping to achieve nationally aggressive internet connections and multi-gigabit speed targets.

  • Which markets are most valuable to InCoax?
    Looking at the existing technological infrastructure, geography, market conditions and maturity, we primarily focus on individual national markets in Western Europe and North America.


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