ITU Blog: Why G.fast interoperability is key to reaping the benefits of the ‘Gigabit era’

By Mark Fishburn, Marketing Director of the Broadband Forum With Ovum analysts forecasting that ITU’s ultra-fast copper technology, G.fast, will support nearly 29 million subscribers by 2021, interoperability between chipsets (for Customer Premises Equipment and Distribution Point Units) is a complex but…

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ITU standards deliver 2 Gbit/s G.fast broadband, SDN management-control, timing and synch for 5G, and state-of-the-art optical fibre

ITU standards experts have doubled the access speeds achievable with the ITU G.fast broadband standard. G.fast is now capable of enabling data rates up to 2 Gbit/s over traditional telephone lines, providing operators with a valuable complement to fibre to…

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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…

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ITU-T experts boost Optical Transport Network beyond 100G

ITU-T members have achieved first-stage approval (“consent”) of a revision to a key ITU-T standard underlying the Optical Transport Network (OTN), signalling the provisional conclusion of a three-year process to enable optical transport at rates higher than 100 Gbit/s. The…

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ITU-T achieves industry first with new standards for 40 Gbit/s fibre to the home

ITU-T members have followed the recent approval of the ITU-T G.989 series of standards for 40-Gigabit-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2) with the first-stage approval (“consent”) of ITU-T G.989.2 Amendment 1, a further update to the NG-PON2 physical layer specification. NG-PON2…

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New ITU-T standard for 10 Gbit/s symmetric fibre to the home

ITU-T members have achieved first-stage approval (“consent”) of a new international standard for optical access at the rate of 10 Gbit/s both downstream and upstream. The new standard will be particularly beneficial to operators as a cost-effective means of upgrading…

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