InCoax increases footprint in North America

Created May 11, 2020
News and Business

Following the announcement Sweden-based InCoax is to trial its In:xtnd fibre extension product, based on the MoCA (Multimedia over Coaxial Access) 2.5 platform, with an unnamed US fibre network operator, the company has signed value-added reseller agreements with companies in the United States and Canada. Given the long history of cable television and telecoms in North America, the agreements represent a significant milestone for InCoax.

The US agreement is with St Louis, Missouri-based distributor CORE Telecom Systems, which services rural ISPs, operators and utility companies with a variety of broadband network solutions. Core’s customers are mainly in rural areas and small to mid-sized US cities servicing independent telephone companies/cooperatives (IOC), Multi-System CATV Operators (MSO), utility companies, multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and campus housings. Core is an authorised distributor for a number of carrier class technology.

“We have seen an increase in demand for Ethernet over coax solutions. We are very happy to have signed this agreement with InCoax for marketing of the In:xtnd system. We see a great match for the In:xtnd with our customer base. It is an excellent complement to our product portfolio of broadband network solutions”; says Ben Boarman CEO, CORE Telecom Systems

“With this agreement we are strengthening our North American presence with a US based distributor. It is an important agreement to make the In:xtnd system easily available on the US market for small and mid-sized operators, enabling widespread and deep market penetration. We have high hopes for this cooperation and are very happy to welcome the Core staff onboard”; says Helge Tiainen, Head of Product Management, Marketing & Sales, InCoax Networks.

The second agreement is with TDL Canada for nationwide distribution of In:xtndTM Ethernet extension system over coax. Established in 1979, TDL Canada markets itself as a “Customer-Comes-First” distribution company serving integrators, service providers, E‑Commerce fulfilment and installers nationwide, through its own fleet of delivery trucks.

“The In:xtnd system for Ethernet extension over coax is very interesting and potentially a highly desirable product for the market and our customer base. It allows them to bring down installation time and costs, expanding their business and making them more competitive. We are very much looking forward to market this system,” says Shawn Tennier President, TDL.

In:xtnd enables the benefits of fibre to be extended  to MDUs which are already wired with coax, thereby saving operators the cost of re-cabling the premises with fibre. In:xtnd, which offers asymmetrical 2.5Gbps per channel, is aimed at cable MSOs, fibre-optic ISPs/network builders, telco’s and mobile operators, as well as systems integrators/resellers targeting the hospitality sector. In:xtnd can coexist with DOCSIS while also offering a far greater cost/performance benefit than DOCSIS 3.1.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.