BT Trials Huawei's G.fast Tech
IPSWICH, UK -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced a Fibre To The Distribution Point (FTTdp) G.FAST technical field trial in partnership with BT.
G.FAST technology allows existing copper connections to reach speeds comparable to optical connections, with the potential to facilitate Gigabit per second broadband speeds to domestic and commercial customers without causing the major upgrade disruption associated with Fibre-to-the-Premises technology. By maximising the potential capacity of existing copper wire infrastructure, successful deployment of G.FAST technology could accelerate the rollout of ultrafast broadband in the UK.
The G.FAST trial, located close to the BT Adastral Park R&D centre in Ipswich, UK, has seen multi-port G.FAST equipment installed in underground distribution points. G.FAST permits the last leg of an ultrafast network connection to be carried out with copper wire where previously only optical cable was capable of reaching adequate speeds.