Thursday, February 20, 2014

TeliaSonera trials Huawei's G.Fast platform

Huawei announced that TeliaSonera is the first network operator in the Nordics to perform a field trial using Huawei copper broadband technology.
The platform has been deployed in the TeliaSonera network in Helsinki, Finland with live customers and is delivering real services. With this technology, TeliaSonera can provide up to 1Gbps bandwidth to customers connected by the legacy copper network, improving the customer experience of fixed network broadband services such as TV.
G.Fast technology is a faster version of DSL that can offer speeds of 1Gbps over a distance of up to 250 metres using copper. TeliaSonera has focused on TV and entertainment services, and the demand for capacity from customers is constantly increasing as a result. The field trial demonstrates that the G.Fast technology meets not only the requirement of current services, but also offers the bandwidth for future broadband and video services, such as 4KTV, which has four times the resolution of HDTV and consumes 100Mbps bandwidth per channel.

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