The nbn network aims to provide affordable ultra-broadband download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second (Mbps) to eight million premises and at least 50 Mbps to 90 percent of premises with fixed-line access by 2020.
Tony Cross, chief architect of nbn, said: “G.Fast can deliver exciting new services such as symmetrical speeds which will offer new possibilities for both residential and commercial end-users.”
Alcatel-Lucent said its G.fast technology uses copper infrastructure that extends the last few hundred meters into the premises to achieve nearly 1 Gigabit per second speeds.
This enables the provision of ultra-broadband access where it might otherwise be difficult to deploy fiber-based access. G.fast eliminates the need to rewire premises, which can be a costly and time-consuming part of any FTTH deployment.
Alcatel-Lucent is supporting the national broadband network for the deployment of its VDSL2 Vectoring and GPON fixed ultra-broadband technologies.
Currently nbn is using fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) component using VDSL Vectoring, as well as fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC), fixed, wireless and satellite technologies.
Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast technology uses the 7368 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), 7368 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) CPE with integrated reverse power and 5520 Access Management System to accelerate last mile fiber-to-the-home ultra-broadband connectivity.
Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast technology allows service providers to increase transmission speeds over traditional copper telephone lines.
Alcatel-Lucent has 34 G.fast trials with operators, including recent trials announced with BT along with the first G.fast commercial deployment with Chunghwa Telecom.