A new ultra-fast broadband technical specification developed by the Broadband Forum promises to accelerate and otherwise enhance the ability of service providers to roll out next-generation broadband connectivity.
The new tech spec enhances copper-based G.fast and VDSL2, which will open up new revenue opportunities, as well as a broad range of new Web services to homes and businesses, Broadband Forum highlights in a September 4, press release.
Adding significantly to the new spec’s attractiveness, Broadband Forum’s ¨Fiber to the Distribution Point¨(FTTdp) architecture doesn’t require network operators to make any modifications to wiring inside multi-user/multi-dwelling premises.
The FTTdp Standard
Completed at Broadband Forum’s quarterly meeting in Porto, Portugal, the new ultra-fast broadband spec makes use of G.fast and VDSL2 over short loops of copper wiring to provide broadband data speeds approaching those of fiber connections, according to Broadband Forum.
Commenting on completion of the new technical spec, Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster said: “This represents a significant amount of work over many years including often challenging global industry consensus building.
¨This will be the global standard for this innovative access architecture, and one on which many Service Providers will build their ultra-fast aspirations. Technical Report 301 will enable the global economies of scale necessary for successful deployment of ultra-fast broadband.”