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Gfast map July 2017

Dark blue: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom,  Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel

Light blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Green: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, & Poland  

Brits have homes, Germany apartments. Matt Phillips in Quartz http://bit.ly/1qGY7SC discovered Spain has more elevators per person than any other European country. 65% of Spaniards live in apartment, more than any other Europeans. That's natural for fiber to the basement/G.fast, although Telefonica is still thinking Fiber home. Switzerland is 60% apartments, Germany 53%. FTTB/G.fast is natural there. CTO Bruno Jacobfeuerborn of Deutsche Telekom has been the first to promise G.fast.  Other European countries are much lower.

    Brits are only 14% apartment dwellers. BT's Trevor Linney is leading in developing "fiber to the distribution point" with G.fast. In fact, they indefinitely postponed their vectored VDSL plans and are waiting to G.fast results. The DP would be the corner and cover up to 16 homes. Mike Fries of Liberty Global bought Virgin, the British cable company. Fries is putting $700M into gigabit cable in Belgium and probably will upgrade England as well. So the 300-700 megabits of G.fast appeals to BT.

     Sckipio promises field deployments before the end of 2015. I hear fiber to the basement will come first. The actual costs of G.fast are undetermined for now; they may be different depending on whether it's basement or DP. 

 


212 GHz and cDTA are soon shipping from Adtran. True gigabit is here. Sales takeoff is almost in sight, probably Q1 2018.
Australia confirms 1M, AT&T is ready to ramp, DT finally is moving. Omantel and Telkom South Africa are now on the map. Almost all telcos are now choosing G.fast for large buildings when they don't go FTTH. MNet Cologne and Chunghwa Taiwan have changed from fiber all the way to G.fast in the basement.

212 MHz and cDTA Are Ready: Adtran http://bit.ly/GF212cDTA
Frank Miller of Century: G.fast Will be Important to Us http://bit.ly/GFCentury

Carl Russo: Since 2007, I've Been Turning Calix Into a Software Company http://bit.ly/CalixSDN

Adtran Chosen for Australia nbn Fiber to the curb. http://bit.ly/GFnabAus

nbn looking to a million lines. This one is big. Adtran is on a roll, with DT & AT&T also looking good for 2018.

1,400,000,000 In The Works. 1.4 Gigabits http://bit.ly/GF14Gig
South Africa & Connecticut Go Nokia http://bit.ly/SouthAF

Omantel: 90% Fiber & G.fast http://bit.ly/Omantel

 

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