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Time to think of the next steps

Time to think of the next steps Summit 2017: 4th Edition

While the first generation systems become more and more mature and move towards field deployments, it is time to think of the next steps in development.

Operators explore the business case for extending distance and integration to the FTTCabinet. Their target is to exploit existing copper infrastructure to overlay the desired ultra broadband services, but in the most scalable and manageable way possible. Minimising risk, expenditure and time-to-revenue is the name of the game, but keeping existing assets and processes only gets you half of the way.

Current simulations project an improvement of 150-200 megabits at loops under 100 meters, typical in apartment buildings. At 300-350 meters, the newer units may raise speeds 20-40 megabits. One of the biggest challenges is to develop an open, programmable and scalable architecture based on SDN, and open interfaces and deployment models, in order to deliver the optimum conditions for getting to profitably, sustainably and non-disruptively.

The Summit has followed this technology since its begining and will provide, through its fourth edition an overview of the market, in terms of deployments, experimentations, standardization process and equipment providers offering.

As is the case every year, the most renowned experts will discuss and debate the hottest topics during the Summit, to be held in Paris CDG, from 9 to 11 May, 2017.

Call for Proposals

  • SDN and
  • Deployment reports
  • Housing and business towers
  • Open interfaces
  • G.fax over COAX
  • Power spectral density
  • Experimentation reports
  • FTTdp architectures
  • Power dissipation issues
  • Reverse power feeding
  • GPON connections
  • CPEs handling
  • Test results
  • FTTdp management
  • Vectoring technologies
  • Chipsets
  • Spectrum ressources
  • Modulation technology
  • Self installation
  • Smart provisioning
  • Online re-configuration
This list of topics is not exhaustive and authors may propose other subjects in keeping within the thematic framework.

Abstracts must be submitted by email at: or

Deadline for turning in abstracts: December 23rd, 2016. Summit 2016: A successful Edition

Year after year, the Summit has followed the development of one of the most promising broadband access technologies and attendance has grown up by 15%.

Participants, came in the majority from Western Europe followed by USA/Canada and ME then Asia and EE.

We have had a mix of Directors, VP, Head of/Managers, Engineers, Architects coming from Operators, ISP and Integrators, Enterprise, Equipment Vendors, Software Solution Providers.

The 2016 Edition, has confirmed that has now entered the deployment phase, in particular thanks to BT’s staff presentation during the opening of the Conference. Peter Bell, Director of Network Portfolio and Trevor Linney, Head of Access Network Research indeed described in depth their technical developments and learnings from trials. They demonstrated that time has come now to deploy

Attendees participated in this technical event, under the governance of Dave Burstein, Editor of G.FAST NEWS and Hubert Mariotte, xDSL Technology Expert at Orange.

During the 3 days Summit, we have heard about the latest news in this market. Sessions addressed the most crucial operational challenges, latest test Labs Reports, architecture and steps forward. The Conference ended with more open subjects like WiFi Management and Hybrid Access. Using their Cable Farm Automation Switch, Noise Generator and Analyzer, Telebyte have showed modem data rates at various loop lengths.

The Scientific Committee

Thomas Starr

Frank Van Der Putten

Hubert Mariotte

Bernard Dugerdil

Michael Timmers

Dave Burstein

Rob van den Brink

Rami Verbin

Dong Wei

Rudi Frenzel

Debu Pal

Uwe Schmidtke