ITU Blog: G.fast – Providers worldwide step up trials to meet broadband demand

The demand for superfast broadband is growing as bandwidth-intensive services such as Ultra-HD streaming, next-generation IPTV, communications via HD video and advanced cloud-based storage become the norm.

Fibre-optic Internet access enables the fastest connections, but in urban areas already wired with legacy copper telephone wiring, deploying Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services may not be the most pragmatic means of increasing the capacity of homes and businesses’ broadband connections.

Enter ITU’s G.fast technology, which can significantly boost the broadband speeds that can be delivered over existing copper lines.

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