Alcatel-Lucent said its new device — G.fast residential gateway — for residential and business use will enable telecom operators to speed up broadband access deployment.
The plug-and-play residential gateway will remove the need for telecom operators to enter premises of customer to install.
Though telecoms are utilizing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and G.fast technologies to bring gigabit broadband speeds to premises, they face challenges in maintaining those speeds inside a building due to legacy home networks, poor Wi-Fi speeds and reliability issues.
Alcatel-Lucent’s new G.fast home networking device offers more than 750megabits-per-second of broadband speed over G.fast infrastructure into their home – almost 30 times the global average which hovers around 27Mbps.
The G.fast residential gateway delivers concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi to provide greater signal strength and 1Gbps data speeds, eliminating the need to run fiber into the home.
Alcatel-Lucent said the G.fast residential gateway also provides a more efficient way to power distribution point units for delivering on the G.fast standard.
Federico Guillen, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Access Business Line, said: “Combining Wi-Fi and G.fast technology, operators can deliver fiber-like speeds into the home without ever having to drill a hole or run wires.”