InCoax Networks signs agreement with Nokia 

Dec. 6, 2023
The new pact is focused on further penetrating the Brownfield multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband opportunity.

By Gina Rullo

InCoax Networks has formed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia. As part of the collaboration, Nokia will offer InCoax’s system solution for Fiber Access Extension within Nokia’s Gigabit Connect portfolio. 

The joint offering will target the global broadband operator market, particularly MSOs and cable operators. The aim is to commence deliveries through Nokia in the second half of 2024.

“I have confidence in the potential for InCoax’s system solution to become an integral part of Nokia’s overall offering, available in their channels to their extensive operator customer base. The expectation is that this collaboration will lead to a long and mutually rewarding business relationship,” said InCoax Networks AB CEO Jörgen Ekengren.

The recently signed agreement establishes terms and guidelines for the global delivery of InCoax’s MoCA Access-based solutions, designed for Fiber Access Extension with multi-gigabit performance over coaxial cable networks in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).

“InCoax’s MoCA Access solution will become an important part of Nokia’s broadband access portfolio and existing Gigabit Connect solution,” Nokia Vice President of Broadband Networks for Fixed Networks said. “With InCoax’s solution, we can support cable operators better and easily deliver muti-gigabit services over the existing coax in MDUs and buildings that are too difficult to serve with fiber.”

This MoU signifies the initiation of a collaboration between the two companies to seamlessly integrate InCoax’s products and solutions into Nokia’s existing end-to-end broadband access solution, including management through Nokia’s Altiplano Access Controller.

Notably, InCoax’s Fiber Access Extension technology complements Nokia’s Gigabit Connect and Passive Optical Network (PON) solutions. Nokia, holding a global market leadership position in XGS-PON (10-gigabit PON solutions), seeks to position InCoax’s system solution as a swift and efficient alternative in MDUs where fiber installation is not feasible.

The synergy between Nokia and InCoax’s solutions translates into significant savings in both the installation and commissioning of broadband installations. This streamlined approach reduces time and costs for property owners, landlords, and residents, all while ensuring optimal connection performance.

Gina Rullo is a freelance writer.