Report predicts 100 million gigabit broadband subscribers by 2020 – fuelled by G.fast technology

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A report published by leading broadband analyst firm Point Topic suggests the number of gigabit subscribers could reach 100 million by 2020, with most of the growth coming from the APAC region. 

G.fast technology is expected to drive this rapid growth – which although can only currently deliver gigabit speeds over a short distance – it can already secure speeds to...

By Ryan Daws, 05 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Capacity, Connectivity, G.fast, Industry, Infrastructure, Networks, Operators.

Swisscom brings fixed-line and mobile closer together

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As part of a significant investment to expand its advanced broadband network, Swisscom has announced it will bring fixed line and mobile networks closer together using DSL + LTE bonding technology. 

The initial trial, scheduled to begin this month, will target a small number of residential customers and deliver bandwidth of up to 20Mbps during the first phase. Higher broadband speeds are...

By Ryan Daws, 18 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Broadband, Capacity, Connectivity, G.fast, Infrastructure, Networks.

Broadband Forum Chairman highlights slow G.fast deployment consequences

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CES is among the most important events of the year for technology companies, as it offers a platform to showcase all the upcoming innovations which consumers will have access to in the not-so-distant future. At least, if operators have the infrastructure to prepare for the demand which these new technologies will place on the network. 

The chairman of the Broadband...

By Ryan Daws, 07 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, G.fast, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, Networks, Operators.

Alcatel-Lucent debuts new "ultra broadband" technologies

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Alcatel-Lucent appears set to be acquired by Nokia after getting over the final hurdle it needed of winning the approval of China's Ministry of Commerce. It's not hard to see why Nokia is so bullish about gaining the company's talent and technology, with the amount of innovations being pumped-out of Alcatel's labs...

Today, Alcatel-Lucent...

By Ryan Daws, 20 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadband, Connectivity, Fiber Optic, G.fast, Innovation.

Alcatel-Lucent and Chunghwa Telecom begin world’s first commercial G.fast deployment

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G.fast is hailed as being the next step for broadband technology; despite making use of existing copper infrastructure. The innovation, created by Alcatel-Lucent's renowned Bell Labs research arm, has seen trials with operators around the world – but Chunghwa Telecom has become the first to a...

By Ryan Daws, 14 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, G.fast, Infrastructure, Innovation, Networks.

G.Fast broadband technology speeds into field trials

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A promising new ultrafast broadband technology which uses existing copper infrastructure has entered field trials in the UK and could deliver speeds up to 330 Mbps at launch, with up to 500 Mbps possible "within a decade" as it becomes more developed. 

The exciting technology, dubbed G.Fast, has entered a field trial in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Two thousand...

By Ryan Daws, 26 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, G.fast, Industry, Infrastructure.

Nokia confirms intention to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

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Nokia might have sold its phone hardware business to Microsoft, but the company is still very much alive and well. The firm has doubled-down on its efforts in the telecoms equipment space and has announced its intention to acquire French equipment maker, Alcatel-Lucent, for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion.)

For comparative purposes, Microsoft bought Nokia's phone arm for $7 billion. We're talking about...

By Ryan Daws, 15 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, G.fast, Industry, Infrastructure.