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598074 The Second Wave?

Published: | IDATE DigiWorld | 16 Pages | Delivery time: 1-2 business days


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Published: December 21, 2017
IDATE DigiWorld
Content info: 16 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Around three years ago, appeared on the market as a very promising access technology, and key vendors were putting a lot of hope in this new copper-based technology which enabled speeds of more than 300 Mbps over a short copper line of a few hundred metres.

Although the number of G.Fast shipments was very low in 2017, a certain success in the market can be expected.

This report, the first available to analyse this market, proposes an update on G.Fast technology progress, telcos involved in G. fast today and includes subscribers forecasts up to 2021.

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Product Code: M17520MRA

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Technology update

  • 2.1. An xDSL access network
  • 2.2. Upgrading copper pair networks: Vectoring,
  • 2.3. technology updates

3. Telcos involved in today

  • 3.1. BT
  • 3.2. NBN (Australia)
  • 4. Forecasts: subscribers up to 2021

List of tables and figures


  • Table 1: rollout announcements


  • Figure 1: DSL technology access networks
  • Figure 2: Evolution of the different copper pair technologies, available connection speeds and maximum line length
  • Figure 3: How performs with/without Vectoring
  • Figure 4: 212 MHz is coming
  • Figure 5: Outlook for connection speeds supplied by each type of technology in 2020
  • Figure 6: Use case: virtualization and automation
  • Figure 7: ‘side pods' installed on a street cabinet
  • Figure 8: architecture deployed by BT
  • Figure 9: pilot prices as at May 2017
  • Figure 10: FTTN street cabinet installation
  • Figure 11 : subscribers' forecasts

Geographic area & Players


  • AT&T
  • BT
  • NBN
  • Swisscom