SHENZHEN, China -- ITU-T this month has approved the G.fast broadband standard, a milestone in G.fast standardization. Huawei has played a pivotal role in the development of G.fast standards and products since 2011, which are designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over copper wires, enabling rapid deployment of ultra-broadband networks without the need for fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment.
The proposals contributed by Huawei to the ITU-T G.fast standardization committee cover a wide range of G.fast core technologies, including time division duplex (TDD), basic frame structure, forward error correction (FEC) channel coding, line activation negotiation mechanism, multi-line crosstalk cancelation, online reconfiguration, and power-saving working mode.
Huawei’s key milestones in the development of the G.fast standard include:
Mr. Jeff Wang, President, Huawei Access Network Product Line, stated, "The release of the G.fast broadband standard is of great significance within the industry and we are honored to have contributed to the release of this standard. Copper wires are important resources for fixed network operators, and the combination of copper reuse and innovative G.fast technologies speeds up access, deployment, and ROI for operators. G.fast is an ideal alternative solution to enable gigabit access when FTTH deployment is not feasible, and enables operators to realize quick ultra-broadband deployment for added business success."
Huawei continuously innovates within the copper access domain, and has launched innovative vectoring and G.fast technologies and products. For example, SuperVector is the recent outcome of Huawei’s research in ultra-high-speed copper access and is a Huawei-developed technology that can triple the copper line access speed on outdoor cabinet sites without the need for network restructuring.
Huawei is committed to promoting the standardization and productization of new technologies and will continue to play an active role in achieving cooperation across the industry chain, setting development trends for ultra-high bandwidth networks, and providing an immersive and fully-connected communications experience for end users.