Genesis Technical Systems

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Genesis Technical Systems's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Genesis Technical Systems is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles

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Peter Khoury, Genesis CEO and
general counsel
Genesis Enterprise broadband solution
delivers superfast services at low cost
Genesis Technical Systems, based in the Midlands, provides
award-winning broadband technology solutions that
enable telecoms service providers to deliver faster
broadband further, over existing telecoms networks. Chief
executive and general counsel Peter Khoury talks about the huge
market potential for the company and shares his insight into some
of the challenges that small innovative companies face when
deploying residential telecoms solutions into the UK market.
Fast broadband is taken for granted by those who have it, and a major source of
frustration for those who don’t.
Our technology eliminates the need for expensive fibre to the home deployments
which are not economically viable in many areas, specifically rural communities,
and historical areas of cities where enforced planning restrictions prevent the
construction necessary for fibre deployments.
With governments around the globe considering, and in some cases legislating,
that fast broadband should be a universal right, telecoms operators are under
pressure to address underserved areas and seek alternative solutions when fibre
to the home is not feasible. This pressure is further exacerbated with consumption
of streaming TV, social media and internet of things (IoT) on the increase. These
developments are creating new markets and generating exciting times for us.
We offer technology solutions for enterprise and residential broadband, leased line
(network backbone) replacements, microcell backhaul networks and converged
networks, offering solutions that deliver superfast residential broadband with next-
generation wifi.
»CEO and general counsel:
Peter Khoury
»Established in 2009
»Closed first orders in 2017
»Based in Coventry
»Services: Supply of a
residential solution that
delivers aggregate bandwidths
of up to 400 MB/s to the
»No. of employees: 30
»Approved suppliers to major
US carriers CenturyLink,
Windstream and Cincinnati
»27 patents granted and
Genesis Technical
And while we offer benefits to many
geographic topologies, we have become
most renowned for our rural and long
reach solutions. It is in these locations
that delivering superfast broadband is
most challenging for operators from
both an economic and technological
perspective, and it is in this space that
we stand out from the crowd. This is
acknowledged by the fact that we won
the prestigious Fierce Telecom award
for Last Mile Innovation.
Opportunities in North and
South America
As we embark on 2018 we are preparing
for field trials with three major telecoms
carriers in North America. Together these
telecoms companies geographically
cover 84 per cent of the US and have
indicated that over three million homes
and hundreds of thousands of enterprises
would benefit from our technologies.
These imminent field trials follow
successful DSL Rings and Genesis
Digital Broadband Aggregator lab
trials, conducted by Cincinnati Bell, on
behalf of the Residential Access Carrier
Consortium (RACC). The RACC is a
Genesis-led consortium of operators
from North America, Europe and Latin
America, which aims to address the
requirement for improved broadband
in suburban, semi-rural and rural areas
using our solutions.
The lab trial results even exceeded our
own expectations, demonstrating that
over copper cables used in normal
network deployments, DSL Rings could
»A backhaul network generated
aggregate (upstream and
downstream) bandwidth of up to
»An access network generated
aggregate bandwidth of up to
400MB/s, providing more than
adequate bandwidth capacity for
residential use
»Bandwidth of up to 600MB/s
available for additional services, to
enable telecoms carriers to leverage
small cell deployments and enhance
their service offerings to customers
Digital Broadband Aggregator lab trials
have also proven successful generating
bandwidths of more than 1GB/s.
In South America, we are focused
on the emerging Brazilian market.
We are working with the leading
tier-one carrier to deliver residential
and enterprise trials that will bring
superfast broadband, and associated
services, to millions of homes,
businesses and socially deprived areas.
Closer to home
Last year our product for superfast
enterprise broadband, Digital
Broadband Aggregator, passed British
Telecom’s (BT’s) Modem Conformance
Testing (MCT) and achieved SIN 498
– widely seen as a “Gold Standard” in
This certification enables us to deploy
our enterprise product into the
UK market, and as anticipated we
received first orders off the back of the
certification in late 2017. One of our
customers, Kenny Roberts, technical
director and founder of Nextgenaccess,
told us how Digital Broadband
Aggregator offered the best possible
performance, cost efficiency and
reliability for their customers.
Genesis Digital
Broadband Aggregator
offers the best
performance, cost
efficiency and reliability
for NGA customers
populated and
areas across the
UK are set to
benefit from high
speed and reliable
thanks to our
Genesis provides
solutions for:
»Residential broadband
»T1/E1 replacement
»Enterprise broadband
»Macrocell backhaul
»Small cell backhaul and
next-generation wifi
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We are also collaborating closely with
other UK telecoms operators and
service providers to leverage the BT
Openreach network infrastructure to
deliver long reach broadband.
Our expectation is that enterprise market
volume sales will grow significantly
in 2018 and beyond; underserved
enterprise carrier clients across the UK
are set to benefit from high speed and
reliable broadband thanks to our Digital
Broadband Aggregator technology.
We are also primed to play a critical
role in helping the government achieve
the recently announced, legally
binding, Universal Service Obligation
(USO), which promises a minimum
broadband download speed of 10MB/s
(1MB/s upload) for all by 2020.
The UK USO is following in the footsteps
of other world carriers in mandating a
minimal level of superfast broadband
for all – which is the Genesis vision and
the premise on which the company was
founded. Achieving the USO will offer
enormous socio-economic benefits
to UK communities that currently
have poor internet service by allowing
effective teleworking, telemedicine and
new opportunities in education.
Critically, we can provide solutions
for delivering USO bandwidths while
enabling telecoms operators to realise
a return on their investment. Our ROI
for residential deployments is typically
within 18 months, rather than the
decades it takes to get a return on
fibre to the home deployments.
Ofcom recently estimated that four per
cent of the UK (1.1 million premises)
would not be able to receive speeds of
10MB/s without the implementation of
the USO.
While the UK market has the same
opportunities as markets across the
Atlantic it also presents some unique
These include regulatory restrictions to
deploying emerging technologies within
the residential broadband market.
Although theoretically the Access
Network Frequency Plan (ANFP) was put
in place to enable competition within
the market, in reality it also creates some
obstacles. It prohibits service providers
from deploying technology at network
points close to the home or enterprise,
the very location critical to DSL Rings
and other technologies such as
Another UK challenge is that the
government and BDUK are very
fibre-focused in delivering their digital
strategy, even though the economic
viability of fibre is questionable
for deployment to millions in rural
communities. This is at the expense of
deploying alternative inexpensive and
innovative leading-edge technologies,
such as those we offer, which can readily
achieve the broadband speeds necessary
to deliver the national digital strategy.
While we continue to canvass Ofcom
and UK government regulators to
review the ANFP we are forging ahead
with deployments in the enterprise
market, which does not face the same
regulatory challenges.
To assist in setting new standards and
shaping the global telecom competitive
landscape, we work with several
certification and standardisation bodies
across multiple jurisdictions. Within the
past 12 months we have joined two
organisations to assist with fostering
these efforts: the Broadband Forum, the
leading industry body that is focused
on engineering smarter and faster
broadband networks, and the Telecom
Infra Project, an open source hardware
consortium headed by Facebook
focusing on optical broadband
networks and open cellular networks.
We will continue to work with global
standards and regulatory bodies,
government and industry to play our
part in making affordable, superfast
broadband the reality for all.
We are primed
to play a critical
role in helping
achieve the
legally binding,
Genesis products
are designed and
developed in the UK

This article was sponsored by Genesis Technical Systems. The Parliamentary Review is wholly funded by the representatives who write for it. The publication in which this article originally appeared contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng.

Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng

This year’s Parliamentary Review reflects on a tumultuous and extraordinary year, globally and nationally. As well as being an MP, I am a keen student of history, and I am conscious that 2020 would mark the end of an era. It will be remembered as the year in which we concluded Brexit negotiations and finally left the European Union. Above all, it will be remembered as the year of Covid-19.

In our fight against the pandemic, I am delighted that our vaccination programme is beginning to turn the tide – and I pay tribute to the British businesses, scientists and all those who have helped us to achieve this. But the virus has dealt enormous damage, and we now have a duty to rebuild our economy.

We must ensure that businesses are protected. We have made more than £350 billion available to that end, with grants, business rates relief and our furlough scheme supporting more than 11 million people and jobs in every corner of the country, maintaining livelihoods while easing the pressure on employers. The next step is to work with business to build back better and greener, putting the net zero carbon challenge at the heart of our recovery. This is a complex undertaking, but one which I hope will be recognised as a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Through the prime minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, we can level up every region of the UK, supporting 250,000 green jobs while we accelerate our progress towards net zero carbon emissions.

With our commitment to raise R&D spending to 2.4% of GDP and the creation of the Advanced Research & Invention Agency, we are empowering our fantastic researchers to take on groundbreaking research, delivering funding with flexibility and speed. With this approach, innovators will be able to work with our traditional industrial heartlands to explore new technologies, and design and manufacture the products on which the future will be built – ready for export around the globe.

And I believe trade will flourish. We are a leading nation in the fight against climate change. As the host of COP26 this year, we have an incredible opportunity to market our low-carbon products and expertise. Our departure from the EU gives us the chance to be a champion of truly global free trade; we have already signed trade deals with more than 60 countries around the world.

As we turn the page and leave 2020 behind, I am excited about the new chapter which Britain is now writing for itself, and for the opportunities which lie ahead of us.
Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy