PLDT spending $40M over three years. 500 buildings will be connected in 2017, half business and half residential. They plan 1,600 more buildings in 2018 & 2019. They promise "up to 600-700 megabits." That's realistic; today's G.fast from the basement or the roof will usually deliver 500-800 megabits.
The surprise is the inclusion of Korea Telecom's GiGa Wire using Marvell's G.hn chips. KT itself is rolling out millions of lines of G.hn, possibly faster than the worldwide roll of G.fast. G.hn can deliver high speeds without much of the cost and complexity of G.fast. G.fast engineers believe G.hn will encounter severe congestion problems as the networks add more subscribers because of the lack of vectoring. Chano Gomez of Marvell claims real world results are just fine. I'm waiting for some independent data.
Huawei is supplying the G.fast gear,