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Dark Green: 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

Mid Green: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Light Green: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, 

Lantiq 300 meg 320x216

 Tweaking existing high end VDSL2 chip - and the pr. VDSL2 30 MHz profile 30a is generally described as 100 meg down, 100 meg up. Combine the two for your press release and you're at "200 megabits." Tweak a few parameters and you can claim "300 Mbps VDSL Right Now." Lantiq did that. Besides one-upmanship, it provides a way to telcos to advertise "300 megabits" to counter cable promises of 200, 400 and even a gigabit. Aethra, working with Lantiq, has delivered units to Orange Poland.  I believe Broadcom is doing similar.

    Kabel Deutschland CTO Lorenz Glatz two years ago explained his company strategy. "Whatever speed Deutsche Telekom, we'll offer twice the speed at the same price." Euro-DOCSIS 3 easily goes to 400 shared and delivers > 200 meg 95+% of the time. In 12-24 months, DOCSIS 3.1 will take that to a gigabit. Deutsche Telekom, building a 50-100 megabit VDSL network, fears they'll be left behind.

    Telcos fearing aggressive cable companies are asking for more (advertised) speed. They are also disappointed in G.fast short reach and 16 home limit. Vendors are listening and hence promising a new class, Midi-DSL, mid-range bet G.fast and G.vector, promising higher speeds.

Here's Lantiq's release: 

300 Mbps VDSL Right Now – Lantiq Introduces New Fiber To The Distribution Point Solution

Technology Media, Industry News & Articles

New Chipset and Systems from Leading OEMs Commercially Available Now

Munich/Neubiberg, Germany – September 30, 2014 – Lantiq, a leading supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, today announced commercial availability of VINAX™ dp, an application-optimized Fiber To The distribution point (FTTdp) chipset. With the new offering, Lantiq provides Telcos and DSL Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with an immediate solution to counter competitive offerings from cable providers and to meet network performance goals set by government broadband initiatives.

The Lantiq VINAX dp chipset enables aggregated 300 Mbps over VDSL2 at distances up to 200m between a customer premise gateway and the fiber network distribution point. Based on Lantiq’s carrier-grade VDSL2 chips developed for line card applications, the new chip set operates in industrial temperature ranges and the low power consumption of the FTTdp unit enables installation in outdoor boxes with passive cooling.

FTTdp is available today and a cost-effective alternative to Fiber To The Home (FTTH) network topologies for many broadband access installations. FTTH requires the fiber to be deployed all the way into a customer’s premise, which is costly and may not be practicable in many scenarios. Since it can be line-powered from the customer premise, the FTTdp unit can be placed conveniently in carrier managed locations, while on the subscriber end, the standard VDSL CPE and power feeder is self-installed.

Key Features of the VINAX™dp

  • Tightly integrated Lantiq carrier-class VDSL2 and GPON (FALC™ ON) solution
  • 300 Mbps aggregated data rate with G.INP (retransmission) downstream and upstream
  • Based on mature, future proof (VINAX CO platform) technology with demonstrated interoperability on both ends for GPON and VDSL links. Typical power consumption is 2.7 Watt for the VINAX dp chipset. The entire system consumes less than 6 Watts – including VDSL, GPON, DC/DC converter and all other active and passive components.  

Lantiq has partnered with several leading equipment manufacturers including Alcatel Lucent, ZTE, T&W, Aethra Telecommunications and others for successful field trials of its FTTdp solution around the world and commercial systems are available now. Additional information is available in a video interview with Lantiq FTTdp expert Stefan Hirscher, a background article on the Lantiq FTTdp solution and at http://www.lantiq.com/fttdp

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G.fast News
A remarkable 400 people attended the very strong Broadband Forum BASE events in Berlin and Las Vegas. Trevor confirmed BT would pass the million this year. Cioffi projected “Waveguide DSL” could carry 10 gigabits a kilometer as well as a terabit 100 meters. Werner sees a 4X improvement in upstream with cDTA. Much more in next issue.

Deutsche Wants a Gigabit, Finally Realizes 50 Meg Isn't Enough http://bit.ly/2zeZ5oZ
Deutsche Telekom is finally realizing that 50 megabit DSL won't make it against gigabit cable. VP Franz Seiser is blunt. "We must change radically, become disruptive and, above all, throw away things," he proclaims at BBWF. After years of DT insisting 50 megabits is plenty, we now hear "it is about Gigabit products" from DT's Robert Soukup.  
    A lucky building in Frankfurt will receive 500+ megabit service as ultra-conservative Deutsche Telekom experiments with G.fast. Soukup told BBWF, "We're going to have a field test in Frankfurt with G.fast and Fiber To The Building (FTTB.) We will know by the end of the year if this is the right way to go." Hint to Soukup: Yes it is. G.fast is working well at a dozen telcos I;ve talked to.
     The details are surprising. DT is going for CORD, Open Source, Calix, and Radisys. http://bit.ly/2zeZ5oZ

*** The new Telebyte Guide to Testing Gfast follows the Broadband Forum IR-337 Gfast test specification, the same used by the University of New Hampshire (UNH-IOL) for Gfast certification testing. Free download http://bit.ly/telebyte (ad) It is the best technical guide to G.fast  I have seen. Grab it. Dave

1.6 Gig in Sckipio-Calix Test http://bit.ly/Calix16
A telco tells me they are getting impressive early results from the Calix 48 port DSLAM with the new Sckipio 212 MHz chips. There still is work to do but this is encouraging. 
    Carriers want DSLAMs with more than 16 ports to reduce the deployment costs from the basement or larger field cabinets. Speed matters to the marketing side of the company; AT&T's CEO believes he must offer a true gigabit to match cable. (They've been getting ~750 megabits with first generation chips. http://bit.ly/Calix16

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Reverse Power 4 Port DSLAM for Australia http://bit.ly/NetcommRP
Australia is connecting 1M homes to G.fast, some with a Netcomm distribution point mini-DSLAM. It's a small unit designed for pole or pit mounting. It's waterproof, pressure proof, and temperature resistant. Their matching home modem is bittorrent friendly, with two USB ports for a hard drive dedicated to sharing.
     A reverse power unit at the customer, the NDD-0100-01, can save the cost of bringing power to the DSLAM. They don't expect many orders until the second half of 2018, as nbn is waiting for the second generation chips. Netcomm demonstrated RP with BT Openreach in August. http://bit.ly/NetcommRP

*** Sckipio's Three advances are taking G.fast to the next level.http://bit.ly/Sckipio (ad)

Australia Makes it Official: G.fast to Million Plus http://bit.ly/GFAussie
No news here. In September, 2015, I reported Australia's nbn Going G.fast. This June. I reported the million home fiber to the curb (kerb?) was beginning. Unfortunately, they are no closer to figuring out where to find the needed $10B to $20B to cover the cost overruns. Instead, the parties are battling in Parliament about who is to blame. http://bit.ly/GFAussie

2 Bonded 212 Lines = 3 Gigabitshttp://bit.ly/twobonded
Sckipio at BBWF is demonstrating 3 gigabits down, nearly a gigabit up, over two phone lines, bonded. Twice the bandwidth (212 MHz instead of 106 MHz) times two lines is fast. Sckipio does great demos; at CES, they showed G.fast first generation chips delivering almost 1 gig upstream.
    “Sckipio is pushing Gfast to astonishing speeds with production silicon,” CEO David Baum proclaims. Calix is using the SCK23000 chipset in their 48 port gig+ DSLAM at the show. http://bit.ly/twobonded

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