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
“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
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.