Coming May 19 at Paris DSL Summit. I got this wrong when Calix announced G.fast over coax. I thought it a niche product because I didn't realize the DirecTV deal brought millions of lines of coax to AT&T. AT&T is not a niche.
CTO Rami Verbin is going to present unprecedented G.fast performance live Thursday. In the release below, the weblink also takes you to some video including from AT&T's Eddy Barker. Adtran's Ronan Kel will open the show with a live demo of a related DSLAM.
I doubt the 750 up, 750 down that AT&T is discussing is quite ready, but it's coming. Double speeds will require the next generation of chips that extend frequencies to 212 MHz. That's on everyone's roadmap and Sckipio is optimistic about early delivery.
AT&T and Telus provided quotes, a strong vote of confidence. "With dynamic bandwidth allocation, we believe AT&T can offer up to 750Mbps in both downstream and upstream performance over coax with today's chipsets," said Eddy Barker, Assistant VP of Technical Design & Architecture at AT&T. "In the next generation G.fast chipsets, we should be able to double that target â€“ achieving as much as 1.5Gbps in each direction.