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: 06 October 2017 06 October 2017
Linney is deploying G.fast past ten million British Telecom homes, with more connecting daily. Trevor, speaking for BT, has always been open about the practical results. Starr has led DSL standards and the Forum for 25 years, seen it all and done it all. AT&T is moving aggressively on G.fast from basements around the U.S., so he too will have lessons from the field.
The new Broadband Forum Access Summit is free. Register through the BBWF website at http://bit.ly/2fXnyYg. BBWF registration on site wasn't free last I looked so make sure to register in advance. The Forum is doing a sister event in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 29th. See you at both. Look for the round fellow with a beard.
After Robin Mersh opens the event, Roland Montagne of iDATE, a respected analyst, will review deployments around the world.
Then they split into two tracks, one for G.fast and one for NG-PON2.
Here's the G.fast program.
Access Market update "FTTH Global Perspective – Lessons to be learned"
Gfast Certification, Testing, and Standardization
GFast is ready for the Gigabit era
Dynamic Timing Assignment in GFast
The evolution of power requirements in converged access networks
Fiber to the Distribution Point Minus the Fiber
The rise of copper to multi-gigabit
Deploying Gfast: lessons learnt today and moving forward
12:15 - 12:30
The importance of testing GFAST
Enabling the UK’s next generation network
AT&T Gfast Overview
DT’s Access 4.0 – first findings