Next-generation Gfast technology to be launched in 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2017--
Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced it is working with nbn™ to advance
high-speed broadband access to the citizens of Australia. The
next-generation broadband technology, Gfast, will be launched on the nbn
broadband access network in 2018, allowing the operator to deliver
ultra-fast speeds over copper lines.
“Using Gfast means we will be able to deliver ultra-fast internet
capability to our Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) and Fibre-to-the-Building
(FTTB) customers, giving them access to transformative, ultra-fast
services more rapidly and cost-effectively than over a
Fibre-to-the-Premises connection,” said JB Rousselot, chief strategy
officer at nbn.
nbn trialed Gfast technology in October 2015, achieving speeds of
600Mbps on a 20 year-old stretch of 100 metre copper cabling, and will
conduct further testing before its 2018 launch. In bringing ADTRAN Gfast
solutions into nbn’s Multi Technology Mix (MTM), the operator will be
able to deliver ultra-fast speeds on its FTTB and FTTC networks.
“nbn is advancing the rapid deployment of sustainable ultra-fast and
Gigabit broadband services in Australia. In applying Gfast, it is
ensuring its users will more quickly realize the benefit of these
services without sole dependence on FTTP,” said Jay Wilson, senior vice
president, technology and strategy at ADTRAN. “Since demonstrating the
industry’s first fully sealed FTTdp solution in early 2010, ADTRAN Gfast
solutions now support open SDN principles ensuring rapid plug and play
deployment capability within multi-vendor networks.”
In addition to being the world’s most trialed, ADTRAN Gfast solutions
have been selected for deployment by the some of the world’s top
internet service providers in five (5) commercial nationwide rollouts
across four (4) continents and numerous regional deployments.
nbn is building a new and upgraded, fast wholesale
broadband network to enable communities across Australia to access fast
broadband from their retail service provider. Our goal is to connect
eight million homes and businesses by 2020. The rollout of the nbn™
access network sets the scene for the biggest transformation to
Australia’s telecommunications industry involving retail service
provider network upgrades and the establishment of a network of networks
to bring fast broadband to all Australians.
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of
networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice,
data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network
infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service
providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions
of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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