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Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Swisscom,                                          Ad from Sckipio
Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Korea SK, (U.S.) Century & Windstream
Light blue: Smaller carriers: Canada, Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan
Green: Incumbent likely: France, Germany, Australia, Poland & Panama                                    
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Broadcom has a chip that runs something like G.fast and can work with reverse power. Anything else is uncertain and the reports contradictory. Other reporters are emailing me in Amsterdam asking for details but Broadcom turned me away from their walled in demonstration. 

     What we know: Adtran showed a unit with eight ports from using 2 chips. Two ports were vectored. They told me that vectoring worked across the four ports on a single chip but not across chips to allow eight or sixteen connections. Adtran also showed reverse power working with the Broadcom chips. The system also supports VDSL, apparently on the same chip.

 

    The press release below claims 6 ports/chip for G.fast although the demonstrated units had only 4. One source said it was a typo, but no one at Broadcom's stand could answer my questions. Peter White at Faultline notes "Broadcom also made claims to better power efficiency, but did not put a number on its power use, while Sckipio talked actual power levels at 1.5W per line."

     White was also told the chip is in volume production but the release below claims sampling. Broadcom says the chip is ready for deployment early in 2015 but one of their OEMs tells me third quarter would be doing well. 

     Henry Samueli and team are among the best chip engineers in the world and certainly could produce an industry leading chip. Their pr department continues in the style of the Henry Nicholas days, leaving this story incomplete.

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Broadcom has a chip that runs something like G.fast and can work with reverse power. Anything else is uncertain and the reports contradictory. Other reporters are emailing me in Amsterdam asking for details but Broadcom turned me away from their walled in demonstration. 

 

     What we know: Adtran showed a unit with eight ports from using 2 chips. Two ports were vectored. They told me that vectoring worked across the four ports on a single chip but not across chips to allow eight or sixteen connections. Adtran also showed reverse power working with the Broadcom chips. The system also supports VDSL, apparently on the same chip.

 

    The press release below claims 6 ports/chip for G.fast although the demonstrated units had only 4. One source said it was a typo, but no one at Broadcom's stand could answer my questions. Peter White at Faultline notes "Broadcom also made claims to better power efficiency, but did not put a number on its power use, while Sckipio talked actual power levels at 1.5W per line."

 

     White was also told the chip is in volume production but the release below claims sampling. Broadcom says the chip is ready for deployment early in 2015 but one of their OEMs tells me third quarter would be doing well. 

 

     Henry Samueli and team are among the best chip engineers in the world and certainly could produce an industry leading chip. Their pr department continues in the style of the Henry Nicholas days, leaving this story incomplete.

     Broadcom's claim "to deliver Gigabit performance over currently installed twisted pair copper cabling" conflicts with what the operators tell me, with downstream speeds likely to peak between 600 & 800 megabits. 

 

 

 Here's the pr

 

Broadcom Powers the Gigabit Era of DSL

 

New Chipset for DSL Infrastructure Delivers Faster Broadband over Installed Copper Cabling

 

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband World Forum 2014

News Highlights:

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a new chipset that will enable operators and service providers to deliver Gigabit performance over currently installed twisted pair copper cabling. Built on Broadcom's field-proven central-office DSL technology, the BCM65200 DSP and BCM65900 analog front end family of chipsets are the industry's highest density G.fast solution, providing a critical step in paving the path to Gigabit-speed services over copper to the home. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

Today's introduction unlocks the Gigabit-speed potential of operator and service provider's installed copper plant, providing fixed line operators with a path to highly-competitive broadband services over the next several years. Complementing the BCM65200/900 family, Broadcom's end-to-end portfolio for residential home gateways includes the BCM63138 with full support for G.fast and G.vector deployments.  Broadcom will showcase its full line of G.vector and G.fast technology October 21-23, 2014 at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, booth #MR7.

"As an industry leader in G.vector and G.fast technologies, Broadcom is supporting the in-progress deployments and trials of operators evaluating cost-effective ways to boost the performance of their broadband services across existing access networks," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access. "Worldwide support for G.fast is growing as it enables operators to provide FTTH-like speeds without the cost associated with fiber deployments."

The BCM65200 DSP and BCM65900 analog front-end VDSL chipset with on-chip vectoring and integrated G.fast support a new state-of-the-art DSP architecture to deliver unmatched levels of integration.  Incorporating up to 36 lines of VDSL2 or six lines of G.fast, plus high-speed vector interfaces that eliminate the need for external PHY and framing devices, the BCM65200/900 family delivers the most power-efficient system solution for high-density G.vector DSLAMs as well as new G.fast-based fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architectures. With full backward-compatibility to existing VDSL and ADSL technologies, including simultaneous G.Fast and G.vector crosstalk cancellation, the BCM65200/900 family is the only commercially available chipset solution to provide operators a means to selectively deploy G.fast to new customers in the same system as VDSL2, preventing the forklift upgrade required for alternative solutions.

"Building on our success with Broadcom in launching VDSL solutions, Swisscom continues to pioneer the application of G.fast technology to wireline broadband," said Oliver Lamparter, Swisscom Innovation Product Manager. "We will continue to work together to address challenges and unlock the dramatic potential of evolving copper access technologies. As we consider high-density deployments, Swisscom will look to leverage Broadcom's new end-to-end G.fast solution in our near-term G.fast offerings."

"As one of the first vendors to begin G.fast and vectoring deployments, Broadcom has already made traction in the burgeoning vectored DSL.

Availability

The Broadcom BCM65200/900 family is currently sampling.

For ongoing Broadcom news visit our Newsroom, read our B-Connected Blog, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Resources

1 As compared to currently existing solutions
2 More than 2x Broadcom's previous generation BCM65300

 

 Here's the pr

Broadcom Powers the Gigabit Era of DSL

New Chipset for DSL Infrastructure Delivers Faster Broadband over Installed Copper Cabling

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband World Forum 2014

News Highlights:

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a new chipset that will enable operators and service providers to deliver Gigabit performance over currently installed twisted pair copper cabling. Built on Broadcom's field-proven central-office DSL technology, the BCM65200 DSP and BCM65900 analog front end family of chipsets are the industry's highest density G.fast solution, providing a critical step in paving the path to Gigabit-speed services over copper to the home. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

Today's introduction unlocks the Gigabit-speed potential of operator and service provider's installed copper plant, providing fixed line operators with a path to highly-competitive broadband services over the next several years. Complementing the BCM65200/900 family, Broadcom's end-to-end portfolio for residential home gateways includes the BCM63138 with full support for G.fast and G.vector deployments.  Broadcom will showcase its full line of G.vector and G.fast technology October 21-23, 2014 at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, booth #MR7.

"As an industry leader in G.vector and G.fast technologies, Broadcom is supporting the in-progress deployments and trials of operators evaluating cost-effective ways to boost the performance of their broadband services across existing access networks," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access. "Worldwide support for G.fast is growing as it enables operators to provide FTTH-like speeds without the cost associated with fiber deployments."

The BCM65200 DSP and BCM65900 analog front-end VDSL chipset with on-chip vectoring and integrated G.fast support a new state-of-the-art DSP architecture to deliver unmatched levels of integration.  Incorporating up to 36 lines of VDSL2 or six lines of G.fast, plus high-speed vector interfaces that eliminate the need for external PHY and framing devices, the BCM65200/900 family delivers the most power-efficient system solution for high-density G.vector DSLAMs as well as new G.fast-based fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architectures. With full backward-compatibility to existing VDSL and ADSL technologies, including simultaneous G.Fast and G.vector crosstalk cancellation, the BCM65200/900 family is the only commercially available chipset solution to provide operators a means to selectively deploy G.fast to new customers in the same system as VDSL2, preventing the forklift upgrade required for alternative solutions.

"Building on our success with Broadcom in launching VDSL solutions, Swisscom continues to pioneer the application of G.fast technology to wireline broadband," said Oliver Lamparter, Swisscom Innovation Product Manager. "We will continue to work together to address challenges and unlock the dramatic potential of evolving copper access technologies. As we consider high-density deployments, Swisscom will look to leverage Broadcom's new end-to-end G.fast solution in our near-term G.fast offerings."

"As one of the first vendors to begin G.fast and vectoring deployments, Broadcom has already made traction in the burgeoning vectored DSL.

Availability

The Broadcom BCM65200/900 family is currently sampling.

For ongoing Broadcom news visit our Newsroom, read our B-Connected Blog, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Resources

1 As compared to currently existing solutions
2 More than 2x Broadcom's previous generation BCM65300

 

 

 

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