Berlin event focuses on G.fast

ITU is partnering Informa Telecoms & Media to host a one-day workshop Gearing up to G.fast: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Deploying G.fast, Berlin, 8 April.

The event will precede Informa’s Fixed Access Network Summit (9-10 April) and will be opened by Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU. It will feature speakers involved in the development of the standards and key industry analysts.

Les Brown, Editor of G.fast and Associate Rapporteur from ITU-T’s Study Group 15 will give an overview of G.fast, positioning the standard with FTTx and x DSL.

With g.fast standards approaching final approval, industry is getting ever closer to the commercialisation of this game-changing technology.

G.fast is designed to deliver up to 1 Gbit/s over existing copper telephone wires up to a distance of 250 meters, thereby eliminating the expense of installing fibre between the distribution point and people’s homes. It offers an excellent opportunity for developing countries in particular to provide broadband services to homes.

G.fast is expected to be deployed by service providers wanting to deploy FTTH like services to support bandwidth intensive applications such as advanced e-health, e-learning, streaming Ultra-HDTV movies, uploading high-resolution video and photo libraries to cloud-based storage, or communicating via HD video.

Register now to secure your place – spaces are limited!

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