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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  

New option where you have copper, digging fiber would be expensive, and you don't have line of sight for microwave. Sckipio's single port G.fast is an ideal solution if you need hundreds of megabits a few hundred meters from fiber. A telco engineer told me five months ago that is a common situation. He wanted a way to use a single line of G.fast. For a decade, people have been making connections like that with six and twelve lines of DSL, awkward and fairly expensive. Copper phone wires go almost everywhere and often you can find a fairly direct connection - especially if you are the phone company with access to the manholes. It's easy to imagine a small radio station with a dozen people on staff across a highway from fiber, or three homes about 200 meters beyond a telco GPON network. 

I live about 50 meters from Columbia's Engineering School, with probably a terabit of connectivity. There are 50 apartments in my building and 800-1000 apartments like mine within 200 meters. Most are owned by Columbia. Verizon can't deliver more than 6 megabits to any of us. It would be easy to deliver 500-800 megabits of G.fast to our building if you could find a simple wire run from Columbia, which may well be in place.

Connect that copper line to a G.fast unit in the basement, and everyone in the building could have several hundred megabits 95+% of the time. We could have 50/50 or close to 100/100 with cheap, quickly installed VDSL. (Fortunately, we have high speed cable. Most of the world doesn't.)  

I bet field engineers reading this can recall dozens of circumstances this would do the job.

SCKIPIO ANNOUNCES WORLD’S FIRST SINGLE PORT G.FAST DPU WITH DYNAMIC TIME ASSIGNMENT

Extends GPON networks by leveraging existing coax and copper wiring

Ramat Gan, Israel – October 11, 2016 – Sckipio Technologies, the leader in G.fast, announces the first single-port G.fast distribution point unit (DPU) reference design to provide up to 1Gbps of symmetrical broadband over existing coax and copper wiring. The solution acts like virtual fibre by extending GPON networks with twisted pair or coax within multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family households (SFUs).

The new reference design leverages Sckipio’s breakthrough dynamic time assignment technology (DTA), which provides up to 1Gbps of broadband access in either direction. The solution also supports reverse power feeding from Microsemi to make it easy to implement in many environments including at the door, at the floor, in the basement or outside the residence.

Sckipio’s solution uses a very thin management layer for G.fast allowing operators to keep their existing GPON management layer and to extend it with a separate G.fast management layer. This speeds up the FTTH rollout by avoiding costly and time consuming IT integration of new management protocols into existing management frameworks.

The joint reference design was build in conjunction with Intel and Microsemi, offering OEMs the fastest path to deployable single-port DPUs. The solution will work within an existing Intel-based GPON management infrastructure.

“Sckipio is opening up an entirely new use-case for G.fast,” said Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst, Broadbandtrends. “By combining DTA and unmanaged G.fast, Sckipio makes it effortless to add G.fast to any GPON network.”


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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