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OnePath Delivers Converged Services Over Single Broadband Connection

OnePath Networks Monday launched its converged broadband access platform dubbed iPath to deliver high-bandwidth communications services to multiple-dwelling residential subscribers.

Dave Stehlin, OnePath chief executive officer, said the access platform delivers video, data and voice broadband services over a single coax or fiber connection.

"Our new iPath access platform is capable of delivering 10 Megabit-per-second data, digital broadcast satellite video, digital and analog cable television to the multiple dwelling unit resident, all over a single fiber or wire," Stehlin said.

The Princeton, N.J.-based company contends that delivering broadband video and data services to the booming MDU marketplace will be popular with system operators.

According Yankee Group Inc. research there are more than 20 million MDU units in the United States, currently 5 percent of the MDUs in the U.S. are served by an integrated service provider. Yankee Group research indicates that MDU tenants are eager to receive high-speed Internet access, DBS or L-Band video, cable TV and SMATV services.

The iPath system is equipped for broadband data, standard and L-Band video transport, and it achieves cost parity with a stand-alone video delivery system. Network administrators can deliver video and data services from a single, modular platform such as cable modems or Digital Subscriber Line access.

Stehlin said the iPath platform permits providers to deliver services to MDUs in a more cost-efficient manner.

The iPath product family is a full convergence platform and provides an end-to-end solution for the convergence market," Stehlin said. "We expect that the platform will permit providers to deliver services for significantly less than competitive technologies."

Stehlin added that bundling broadband services into a single package increases customer loyalty to their service provider.

OnePath Networks, formerly Foxcom, was established in 1993 by a team of fiber optic experts. The group believes that delivering bundled broadband service packages is the key to tapping the undeserved MDU marketplace.