In 2016, G.fast looked very promising.
Thousands worked at developing and deploying.
It wasn't enough.
Most carriers are investing
in fiber or 5G instead.
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
Mid Blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan
- Published: 07 May 2017 07 May 2017
G.fast can do what ADSL & it's successor VDSL can't: Deliver fast upstream or down, whichever is needed most. Comvergence sells to Australian businesses 300 up, 300 down and finds that is preferred over any flavor of ADSL or VDSL. I wish I had the choice: Jennie does video and we need the upstream. (Did you ever think about how large 4K video masters are?) The people in the next office might have an opposite need.
Comvergence runs fiber to the basement where they have a DSLAM and phone wire from there. Experience is that will support 500-800 megabits, split between upstream and downstream. Most systems are set mostly downstream, but Sckipio demonstrated 750 megabits upstream last year. (below)
The prize in Australia is the big National Broadband Network contract. They are installing 700,000+ lines of "fiber to the distribution point" as well as millions of lines of vectored VDSL and fiber home.
NBN can't buy from Huawei or ZTE for security reasons, reducing the competition for the contract. Alcatel had it all initially but now Adtran also has a share. Calix works with Ericsson, who supplies wireless to NBN. I'm sure they are in there pitching.
Here in New York, Verizon can't bring me more than 6 megabits and I had to deliver DSL Prime over cable.
Here's the pr
SCKIPIO AND CALIX INTRODUCE COLLECTIVE DYNAMIC TIME ASSIGNMENT FOR G.FAST
Comvergence Leverages Calix AXOS G.fast Solutions to Rapidly Bring Gigabit Speed Potential to Australia MTUs
SYDNEY, Australia, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Calix, Inc. (CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, announced that fast-growing Australia service provider Comvergence is successfully rolling out Calix AXOS G.fast solutions to businesses throughout Australia’s two largest cities. The first to deploy this groundbreaking technology in both Sydney and Melbourne, Comvergence is leveraging the Calix AXOS E5-16F G.fast Node inside multi-tenant unit (MTU) buildings and 801F GigaPoints at each premise to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds over the existing copper infrastructure of up to 300 megabits per second (Mbps), and the capability to deliver a true gigabit experience to each subscriber if required. Comvergence is also utilizing the Calix E7-2 Modular Access System for gigabit Ethernet backhaul over fiber.
Award-winning Calix Elite partner Optical Solutions Australia (OSA) played a key role in helping Comvergence leverage Calix anyPHY™ solutions to provide MTU-based small/medium sized businesses (SMBs), Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies, and government entities with the fastest broadband speeds over copper in the country – more than 12 times the speeds targeted by NBN Co. In addition, by leveraging SDN-optimized AXOS Activate software for end-to-end service turn-up and provisioning as well as leveraging existing in-building copper infrastructure, Comvergence can stand up new customers in a fraction of the time of its competition.
“Calix AXOS G.fast solutions gave us a powerful one-two punch in Australia’s two largest cities – the ability to stand out as the company capable of deploying not only the fastest and most reliable business services over copper in the market, but to do so in the shortest time from order to service delivery,” said Brian Michael, director at Comvergence. “Once live, Calix solutions have continued to allow us to distinguish our service with extraordinary always-on reliability and the ability to easily step-up to the increasing speeds demanded by our business customers. Given our success in Sydney and Melbourne, our next step is to pursue opportunities to extend the powerful Calix solutions in other opportunities nationally.”
Comvergence has already redefined the business market landscape in Australia’s two largest markets with Calix AXOS solutions. Next, this agile service provider stands ready to raise the competitive bar by potentially leveraging recent enhancements to the unrivalled Calix G.fast solutions portfolio, including copper bonding technology capable of doubling currently available broadband speeds over G.fast, and Calix Collective Dynamic Timing Allocation (cDTA) technology capable of dynamically reallocating both upstream and downstream bandwidth to enable maximum performance upstream and downstream.
“Service providers are constantly looking for innovative new ways to provide differentiated, cost-effective, fastest-to-market, and reliable services to their business customers,” said Joseph Haddad, vice president of international sales at Calix. “Historically, businesses residing in copper-fed MTUs were experiencing a digital divide – left behind as their competitors made the leap to higher speed services and performance. No more, as Calix AXOS G.fast innovations have allowed service providers like Comvergence to revolutionize their markets by leveraging existing copper infrastructure and stand apart from their competitors in agility, speed, and service quality.”