Friday, October 23, 2015

Australia's nbn Tests Alcatel-Lucent's G.fast

Australia’s nbn national broadband network completed a trial of Alcatel-Lucent's G.fast technology, which uses copper infrastructure that extends the last few hundred meters into the premises to achieve speeds of close to 1 Gbps.


nbn's stated goal is to provide affordable ultra-broadband download speeds of at least 25 Mbps to eight million premises and at least 50 Mbps to 90 percent of premises with fixed-line access by 2020. nbn is using a mix of technologies to meet specific deployment needs, including a significant fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) component using VDSL Vectoring, as well as fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC), fixed, wireless and satellite technologies.

The trial – conducted over the past month – demonstrated how G.fast can complement nbn’s existing multi-technology deployment toolkit, offering a range of opportunities to evolve its capabilities. Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast technology uses the 7368 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), 7368 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) CPE with integrated reverse power and 5520 Access Management System  to accelerate last mile fiber-to-the-home ultra-broadband connectivity.

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