Operators considering deploying G.fast will need to assess the viability of the technology and the challenges that rolling it out will entail.
Interest in technologies that prolong the life of copper continues to be high. As operators consider deploying G.fast they will need to assess the benefits it can bring in comparison with other copper-based technologies as well as with FTTH. Analysys Mason has examined various deployment scenarios for G.fast as part of a wider assessment of fibre beyond the cabinet. This report considers several technology options that have emerged recently, such as 30MHz vectoring and frequency division vectoring.
This report provides:
- an assessment of the value proposition of G.fast compared with other DSL acceleration technologies and FTTH
- an assessment of G.fast in comparison with alternative deployment options from the standpoint of download and upload speeds, commercial availability timelines, technology coexistence, and capex and opex costs
- recommendations for operators.
- G.fast 106MHz
- G.fast 212MHz
- Frequency division vectoring
- 30MHz vectoring
- VDSL2 vectoring
- Speeds: download and upload
- Technology coexistence: other fixed broadband technologies and POTS
- Costs: capex and opex
- Deutsche Telekom
- Korea Telecom
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(Senior Analyst) contributes research to our Fixed Networks
research programme. He joined Analysys Mason as a Senior Analyst in November 2012, having previously worked for Informa Telecoms & Media. Stephen has more than 5 years of experience covering the telecoms industry and specialises in analysing fixed broadband access technologies and strategies, as well as developments in European telecoms markets across fixed and mobile sectors. He has produced reports on DSL acceleration technologies as well as regular updates on European markets, notably in Central and Eastern Europe. Stephen is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St Catherine's College, Oxford University.
Table of Contents
- Executive summary, recommendations and introduction
- Speed assessment
- Deployment cost
- Technology timelines and coexistence issues
- About the author and Analysys Mason