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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  

CerberusCerberus offering it to customers. BT fell a little behind schedule but will cover several hundred thousand homes with G.fast this fall. 10 million are promised by 2020. The retail ISPs are now active, with Cerberus offering the service on its web site.

"Up to 330 down, 30 up" costs 90 pounds including VAT, $117. "Up to 160 down" costs a little less. BT's fiber home is actually a bit cheaper.

Cerberus reports, "BT will only allow an order to be placed where the availability checker states that the predicted speed is 80.01Mbps or higher." The reach is estimated at ~300 meters.

BT has done extensive tests on their lines and can predict actual speeds fairly well. BT's early testing found 99%+ received 100 megabits or better.

A BT engineer will do the install, with plans for customer self-install in the future. Swisscom is already doing customer self-installs. Early days, 20% have required an engineer to follow-up. They are working on reducing the number of truck rolls required.

Great to see things are finally happening. 

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 14:15

Cerberus launches ultrafast 330Mbps FTTP and trial G.Fast broadband services

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Cerberus FTTP services provide real-world connectivity at speeds of up to 330Mbps downstream and 30Mbps upstream over BT optical fibre all the way to the premises, requiring no separate telephone line, and delivering rock-solid performance free from interference, regardless of line length.

Cerberus G.Fast services use BT Openreach's new G.Fast technology, an enhancement to FTTC. These services run over a standard BT phone line and offer speeds up to 330Mbps, depending on line length and quality. Currently in advanced stage trial, these services are subject to limited availability, but if you are in a trial area, you can order online right now and get the benefit of this next-generation technology, months before general roll-out.

With introductory prices for 330Mbps FTTP at just £67.50 + VAT per month and 220Mbps for £55.00 + VAT per month, Cerberus is making ultrafast business connectivity available to any business, large or small at industry-leading, affordable prices. FTTP and G.Fast have lead times of just 10-15 days versus months for leased lines, and come with a choice of 12 or 24 month contracts to suit your requirements.

Visit our Cerberus FTTP and G.Fast page to find out more and order now.


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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