MDSLink launches fibre-to-coax extension technology

US technology specialist MDSLink has launched a product designed to enable fibre operators to extend their reach using existing in-building coax.

MaGiC is a networking module that uses the existing coax to extend the fiber footprint found in MDUs, single-family homes, hotels and resorts and offices or any building with existing coax, according to the company

MDSLink says that MaGiC-SFP 2.5 (Multi-Gigabit Coax Small Form-factor Pluggable) provides up to 2.5Gbps of symmetrical bandwidth when plugged into an Ethernet network (SFP/SFP+ port).

It says that in addition to extending the reach of fibre via coax, the tech can be. Used for wireless AP backhaul in-premise to supplement in-home Wi-Fi mesh networks, as well as for hospitality/commercial wireless AP backhaul and powering, or for point-to-point (P2P), building-to-building or in-building connectivity.

The company says that channel stacking allows the delivery of up to 4Gbps on a single coax wire by using high and low frequency MaGiC SFPs is possible.

The technology is compatible with the MoCA standard. MDSLink says that the roadmap to the next generation MoCA Access 3.0 standard provides a smooth transition to 10Gbps with backward interoperability with MoCA Access 2.5/2.0.

“Increasing the capacity of last mile data services is expensive. Existing solutions either call for new cable/fibre installation, or simply don’t meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth at reasonable prices increments,“ said Jim Luciano, president and founder of MDSLink.



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