Copper continues to deliver with G.Fast

see http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/nbn-co-conducts-first-gfast-trial/story-fnw66tov-1227576646133 I cannot stress enough the economic ramifications of replacing copper that passes into the home. Running lines of fibre down a street is one thing, but running from there into each home represents a nightmare of private property consent, broken driveways which need to be repaired, and conduits made of asbestos. That’s why... View Article


see http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/nbn-co-conducts-first-gfast-trial/story-fnw66tov-1227576646133

I cannot stress enough the economic ramifications of replacing copper that passes into the home. Running lines of fibre down a street is one thing, but running from there into each home represents a nightmare of private property consent, broken driveways which need to be repaired, and conduits made of asbestos.

That’s why Copper is still so vital for telecommunications in Australia. VDSL2+ will serve us well for a long time, with speeds of around 100Mbps, but even into the future, especially for businesses G.Fast presents a unique option. (One that I noticed about 12 months ago)

achieved trial speeds of 967Mbps on 20 metres copper length and 800Mbps on 100 metres copper length

Keep in mind that NBN announced early on that premises could pay an additional fee (perhaps $2-$5k) to opt-in to a fibre connection. Businesses with many workers are likely to consider such a deal. However with G.Fast the economics are much better.

Because G.Fast is still on copper, it should be cheaper. It doesn’t require the traversal into the premises and uses similar tools as VSDL2+ terminating the copper.

There are other benefits and applications of G.Fast, including Multi-Dwelling units. But this development vindicates the decision for multi-technology mix.


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