European Operators move to field trials with ADTRAN
October 23, 2014
ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has G.fast ultra-broadband trials underway with service providers in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The trials demonstrate that G.fast is moving beyond a technology concept toward a commercial reality supported by a portfolio of fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) environmentally sealed platforms. ADTRAN’s G.fast solutions are helping service providers address the unique and varied deployment scenarios encountered where fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is cost prohibitive.
G.fast technology provides service providers with an economically feasible means to accelerate premium services to the broadest target market possible. The ADTRAN 500G Series enables service providers to maximise bandwidth from their existing infrastructure, accelerating the availability of ultra-broadband services and the future game-changing applications they enable.
“G.fast FTTdp is an ideal solution to offer ultrafast broadband speeds to our customers, reducing installation impacts and costs of FTTH,” said Andrea Calvi, responsible for IP Networks, at Telecom Italia. “We were pleased to have had ADTRAN demonstrate a real-world FTTdp solution based on the G.fast standard.”
“The breadth and geographical reach of our G.fast trials demonstrates the market’s appetite for this technology, as operators look to push toward Gigabit speeds in evolutionary steps with rapid ROI,” said Dr. Eduard Scheiterer, senior vice president and managing director, international markets for ADTRAN. “We expect many of these progressive operators to begin finalising their G.fast rollout strategies and procedures in readiness for the general availability of commercial G.fast solutions in 2015.”