Press release: G.fast broadband standard approved and on the market

Compliant chips and equipment in the hands of service providers   

Geneva, 05 December 2014 – ITU members today achieved final approval of G.fast, the new ITU broadband standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbit/s over existing telephone wires. The standard answers to service providers’ need for a complement to fibre to the home (FTTH) technologies in scenarios where G.fast proves the more cost-efficient strategy.

G.fast, within the fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, combines the best aspects of fibre and DSL. Within 400 metres of a distribution point, G.fast provides fibre-like speeds matched with the customer self-installation of DSL, resulting in cost-savings for service providers and improved customer experience.

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http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/70.aspx

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