AdTran upgrades G.fast technology to 2Gbps speeds

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AdTran has announced an expansion of its software-defined access (SD-Access) portfolio, enabling 2Gbps speeds via its second-generation G.fast technology across legacy cabling.

The new solution complies with International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication (ITU-T) G.fast standard amendment 3, doubling the usable spectrum from 106MHz to 212MHz.

As well as symmetric gigabit speeds, the new capability also enables G.fast to coexist with VDSL2 vectoring technology across fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) and fibre-to-the-basement (FttB) deployments.

“Second-generation G.fast solutions can allow operators, municipalities, and regulatory agencies another delivery path to meeting the goal of delivering gigabit speeds to consumers,” IHS Markit principal analyst of Service Provider Technology John Kendall said.

“The current G.fast market is set for strong growth as leading service providers are ramping deployments as a

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