Technetix Group's Virtual Segmentation wireless backhaul solution for cable operators is in production using MaxLinear's (NYSE:MXL) MxL85110 broadband modem to enable gigabit throughput over coaxial cable infrastructure.
5G wireless represents an opportunity for cable operators to provide backhaul for either wireless companies or themselves. MaxLinear's MxL85110 is designed to support gigabit throughputs and low latency overlaying above established DOCSIS traffic.
The Technetix Virtual Segmentation product uses MaxLinear's MxL85110 chipset, which is designed to provide up to 20 Gbps (10 downstream + 10 upstream) Ethernet capacity, latency of 5 microseconds per node, and adaptive code modulation ranging from BPSK to 1,024-QAM. The device can be programmed for flexible bandwidth from 25 MHz to 2 GHz, with independent asymmetric transmit and receive configuration. Additional features include synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588v2 synchronization and an integrated management channel.
"The Technetix Virtual Segmentation solution provides extra bandwidth on existing coaxial cable alleviating the need to deploy fiber," said Brendan Walsh, vice president of MaxLinear's Wireless Infrastructure Group. "This capability allows for new service deployment (such as mobile backhaul) in weeks rather than months."
"Our carrier customers are demanding fronthaul and backhaul solutions that have the throughput and low latency performance to handle 5G services," said Paul Broadhurst, founder and CEO of Technetix. "By using MaxLinear's high-speed data platform, the opportunity for 5G backhaul for cable operators has become a reality, along with virtual node segmentation and the delivery of B2B data services."
The Virtual Segmentation solution by Technetix is intended to allow cable operators to create a virtual 10GE pipe over the existing coaxial network. The connection can be used to deploy R-PHY without deploying fiber by overlaying additional data on the high frequency bands available on the coax cable.