Successful direction neutral network trial for Technetix
May 24, 2023
Technetix, a provider of innovative broadband technology solutions, has announced a successful trial of its Direction Neutral Network (DNN) technology in an N+2 configuration with a prominent tier one operator in Europe. The trial, conducted in May 2023, marks a significant milestone in proving the capability of DNN in a true network environment with actual cable lengths.
The performance and reliability of Technetix’s Direction Neutral Network (DNN) access technology was validated in a practical setting. The equipment tested comprised a third-party distributed access architecture (DAA) node, a full DNN network, a 1.8 GHz multitap and third-party DOCSIS modems. In this trial, two DOCSIS 4.0 modems and one DOCSIS 3.1 modem were tested, demonstrating the backward compatibility of the solution.
The results of the trial were extremely positive. The DNN technology showcased impressive download speeds of 15 Gbps (almost twice the speed of XGS-PON) and upload speeds were nearly 2 Gbps, enabling super-fast data transfer rates for end-users. The full system demonstrated the ability to run a network at 16kQAM, a remarkable achievement that sets a new industry standard.
A unique feature of a Technetix DNN network is it is diplex filterless and guard band free. This means operators can use ‘flexi-split’ and the elimination of a crossover area gives MSOs more prime spectrum. The successful trial is a technological milestone for the industry in ensuring seamless, high-speed connectivity for our customers.
‘I am very proud of what everyone who worked on this development has achieved, driving 16kQAM BER free in a full 1.8 GHz network’ says Jan Ariesen, Chief Technology Officer at Technetix. ‘I have worked in the broadband industry for 40 years and have witnessed many network upgrades in my career. The ongoing need for increased frequency and split changes has meant that network operators have been forced to perform many truck rolls to upgrade their network. DNN technology means flexibility and freedom for operators and gives them the ability to only touch the network once’.