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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  

Adtran TP 424 848 cropped 200Adtran simulations at 75 meters

"Multi-Gigabit Fast Access to Subscriber Terminals" is a new proposed ITU standard. 2020 is the target date for deployments. Jochen Maes of Alcatel/Nokia has been bringing his prototype 5 & 8 gigabit systems around the world since 2014, impressing telcos from Germany to Australia. He uses more frequencies, full duplex signalling, and other optimizations to get extraordinary performance.

Adtran's simulations are that 4 gigabits can go ~75 meters using 424 MHz. 848 MHz can deliver 8 gigabits ~30 meters. (Phone wire, ideal conditions. Coax would have longer reach.)

Either would be great for the 55 families in my six story New York building. The simulations from Adtran and others in the standards groups have consistently predicted what the actual performance would be. 

Huawei's Eric Wang is the editor.

ADTRAN, ASSIA, AT&T, BT, Broadcom, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Swisscom, & ZTE have promised to support the work. 

The goal is a maximum aggregate net data rate per single line of 10 Gb/s and 5Gb/s.  It will work on both twisted pair and Coax. 

Telcos are supportive because DOCSIS 3.1 promises to reach 10 gigabits one day. They want to be ready. Adtran and Nokia/Alcatel are having some success selling to cablecos. When this works, I'm sure they will try to promote it. 

25 years ago, the first DSLs were 1.5 & 6 megabits.


Adtran TP 424 848 650

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 for large buildings when they don't go FTTH. MNet Cologne and Chunghwa Taiwan have changed from fiber all the way to in the basement.

212 MHz and cDTA Are Ready: Adtran
Frank Miller of Century: Will be Important to Us

Carl Russo: Since 2007, I've Been Turning Calix Into a Software Company

Adtran Chosen for Australia nbn Fiber to the curb.

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
South Africa & Connecticut Go Nokia

Omantel: 90% Fiber &


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