Gigabit broadband access is becoming increasingly important for the proliferation of new consumer services such as 4K/8K video, AR/VR, gaming, and home automation. Fiber to the home/building cannot scale quickly enough to address this need cost effectively, everywhere. A new solution is needed.
Alex 1.0 can help network operators solve this problem by connecting existing fiber points-of-presence closer to customers, where existing last mile technologies (in this case, the last few hundreds of yards) can then deliver gigabit speeds (G-fast, docsis 3.1).
Additionally, future versions of Collinear’s technology solution could support last mile connection to the home with a small form factor wireless link that provides gigabit access speeds.