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Turning Copper Into Gold
Proponents of G.fast technology believe it can give fiber a run for its money.
Proponents of G.fast technology believe it can give fiber a run for its money.

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madness
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madness,
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10/19/2016 | 5:03:14 AM
Would it be viable though
Even in South Africa Telkom is phasing out ADSL and VDSL in favour of fibre with packages up to 1Gbps. With the UK being 5 times smaller than SA, wouldn't it be more cost-effective and future-proof to lay fibre instead of doing an interim G.fast upgrade?
Ray@LR
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10/13/2016 | 12:37:25 PM
Re: What speeds?
that's a great discussion for Broadband World Forum...
iainmorris
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10/13/2016 | 10:30:39 AM
What speeds?
A big question is obviously how much bandwidth G.fast will deliver in commercial settings. The 300Mbit/s figure bandied about by BT sounds terrific, and more than enough for years to come, but is it at all realistic? If the actual connection speeds are somewhat lower then G.fast starts to look far less attractive as a "future-proof" option.
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