BT is close to a million homes passed with G.fast. Trevor Linney is now leading a rapid rollout, on track for 10M in 2020. BT remains at the forefront of G.fast research and is showing impressive technical capability.
At the management level, BT's beleaguered boss Gavin Patterson quietly made a decision that is enormously risky. To save money, he canceled the original plans for a gigabit network with fiber to the distribution point. Instead, BT is putting DSLAMs at the existing cabinets, reducing speeds to 160 or 330 megabits. That's G.halffast.
New chairman Jan du Plessis may sack Gavin, The Times reports. He certainly should review BT's network plans, which will leave them at a competitive disadvantage.