Time to deploy.Progress has been rapid since the ratification of the G.fast standard. Products are on the market, extensive field testing has taken place and early deployments have begun.
Great-Britain, Taiwan, Australia and Brazil are already planning 35M homes. 100M G.fast/vectored homes is almost certain. 200M definitely in sight. If South Asia goes forward on landlines, 300M-400M homes remains possible.
Today, operators explore the business case for extending G.fast 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. Rigid service activation, and time consuming homologation processes are vital to making those business cases stack up for the short and long term. G.fast shows there’s never been a better time to ‘unlock’ the closed nature of FTTx architectures.
But while the first generation G.fast systems become more and more mature and move towards deployments, it is time to think of the next steps in G.fast development.
- What lessons have been learned from early deployments?
- What are the remaining operational challenges?
- What about long range G.fast?
- Must we go to 48 ports and more?
As is the case every year, the most renowned G.fast experts will discuss and debate the hottest topics during the Summit, to be held in Paris CDG, from 18 to 20 May, 2016.
Following sessions will address the most crucial operational challenges, last test labs reports and G.fast next steps.
Telebyte, the leader in G.fast testing, will present a live demonstration of G.fast using a Calix 16-port DPU and 4 Calix G.fast CPE’s in a laboratory test environment. Using their G.fast Cable Farm Automation Switch, Noise Generator and Analyzer, Telebyte will show G.fast modem data rates at various loop lengths in the presence of real world noise (impulse noise, RFI, crosstalk and more). In addition they will perform tests from the Broadband Forum's ID-337 G.fast Certification test plan such as PSD Mask tests, TDD Timing measurements, Functional Tests, Stability tests, and Performance tests.
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|
Thomas Starr, BROADBAND FORUM, AT&T
Frank Van Der Putten, Rapporteur for the ITU-T SG15 Q4
Hubert Mariotte, xDSL Technology Expert, ORANGE
Bernard Dugerdil, Standard and Strategy Senior Consultant, FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR
Michael Timmers, NOKIA
Dave Burstein, Editor, FAST NET NEWS
Rob van den Brink, TNO
Rami Verbin, SCKIPIO
Dong Wei, HUAWEI
Rudi Frenzel, LANTIQ
Uwe Schmidtke, ADTRAN
Debu Pal, QUALCOMM
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