NextGen's Digital Challenge Awards shortlist includes Genesis Technical Systems for its mBond® solution for Urban Networks

  • Posted by Real Wire
  • July 23, 2015 11:23 AM BST

Pioneering copper technology mBond® is recognised for delivering superfast broadband speeds for WarwickNet's business customers

Coventry, UK - 23 July 2015 - Genesis Technical Systems is today celebrating, as the company's revolutionary copper bonding solution mBond® has been shortlisted by the NextGen Digital Challenge Awards. The company was chosen for its ground-breaking trial project with WarwickNet and its customer SMT Developments.

The NextGen Digital Challenge Awards are held annually to celebrate innovation, success and leadership in the UK's digitally transformed economy. The winners will be announced at the prestigious NextGen Awards Dinner at the House of Lords on 5 November 2015.

Genesis Technical Systems' trial earlier this year with service provider WarwickNet achieved outstanding results, dramatically enhancing upload and download speeds for a business enterprise customer in Warwick. In the six-month trial WarwickNet used mBond to enhance its existing network and bring higher bandwidth to trial partner SMT Developments, enabling them to boost their productivity, saving them time and money.

mBond is a unique bonding solution designed for fixed and mobile networks and allows operators to increase their copper backhaul bandwidth by up to a factor of ten. It provides an extremely cost-effective alternative to fibre and microwave, so that fixed and mobile operators can realise faster, better returns on their investment.

WarwickNet CEO Ben King said: "Our mBond trial was very successful and we were able to measure the marked difference in performance of our network using the Genesis solution. We see a great future in being able to use the copper infrastructure we already have in place and yet deliver fibre-like high bandwidth services to our customers."

The second partner in the trial was electronics subcontract manufacturing company, SMT Developments, an existing WarwickNet customer. Before the trial SMT developments was achieving download speeds of between 0.5 Mb/s and 6 Mb/s on a single pair. Today, with mBond installed in the cabinet and customer premises, the company can reach download speeds of 94 Mb/s and upload speeds of 84 Mb/s, with further significant enhancement in higher bandwidths available if the 100 Mb/s cap is removed, when demand allows.

John Rowley, Operations Director, SMT Developments, said: "The significantly improved broadband speeds we were able to achieve with WarwickNet and Genesis have helped us to boost our productivity.The trial has been a great success."

mBond has been tested globally with a variety of different operators and service providers for both mobile and fixed networks. Similar results were also demonstrated in Asia Pacific lab trials, showing continued success for the solution and its capabilities.

"We are very proud of what we are achieving with mBond," said Stephen Cooke, President and CTO, Genesis Technical Systems. "Being shortlisted for this award is further proof of the importance of finding ways to protect investment and increase revenue for operators who are seeking to respond to the growing demand for bandwidth by using their existing infrastructure assets. We believe we have a winning solution and look forward to the judges' final decision in November!"

Find out what John Rowley, SMT Developments' Operations Director, said about mBond here