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Adtran accelerates G.fast with BT

Adtran, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has revealed further details on its G.fast trials, including BT’s large scale trials in the UK. Adtran’s Fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) solution is opening the way for ultra-fast broadband speeds to be delivered to more homes and businesses than ever before. These more advanced G.fast solutions can be implemented within a shorter timeframe and with more manageable deployment economics than those offered by traditional FTTP roll-outs.

Since Adtran demonstrated the industry’s first fully sealed FTTdp solution in early 2014, it has proceeded to lead the industry in G.fast trial experience. The company is fulfilling demand from more than 60 service providers across six continents that have applauded the solution’s innovation and performance. The BT trials in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, reaching over two thousand premises are the latest to include the ADTRAN 500G Series G.fast solutions.G.fast, as a viable Gigabit broadband technology, is allowing carriers to deliver up to five times the broadband speed currently offered by progressive UK cable providers.

Mike Galvin, BT managing director of service, strategy & operations, explains, “Providing fiber to every home or business in a given community can be a logistical and financial challenge. Rather than relying on fiber for the entire network, G.fast solutions such as ADTRAN’sutilize existing copper assets for the last step of the journey. This allows us to provide the ultra-fast broadband that customers demand, while reducing the time and cost of running fiber all the way to the premises.”

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