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Gfast - Enabling the Gigabit Society

Gigabit broadband meets burgeoning demands on bandwidth like 4K video and extended reality (XR). But beyond entertainment, Gigabit plays a crucial role in enabling socio-economic development. While the Gigabit Society is now championed globally, with organizations such as the European Union planning a path to Gigabit broadband for all, there is a growing recognition that fiber to the premises (FTTP) alone cannot facilitate this new era of ultra-fast connectivity due to cost and reach limitations. Enter, a technology that synergizes fiber with existing copper and coaxial networks to deliver ultra-fast broadband speeds. 

Right now, many large carriers are test-running technologies that can be efficiently and cost-effectively tailored to various building infrastructures. Striving to supercharge broadband speeds over legacy networks, BT Openreach plans to use to connect 12 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. Innovations from companies like Sckipio are also pushing’s potential by developing technology compatible with GPON networks. Other advancements like the Amendment 3 standard pave the way for 2 Gbit/s speeds over copper while maintaining compatibility with VDSL2. All of this results in more choice for operators when upgrading broadband networks.

As promises to redefine internet speeds, bridging the gap between countries’ ambitious Gigabit goals and real-world infrastructure challenges, staying informed is key. Download our white paper to dive deep into the unparalleled potential of technology. Learn how fast-developing solutions are poised to be the cornerstone of the global Gigabit era, expanding the reach of ultra-fast broadband to places where FTTP deployments are either too expensive or too difficult to deploy. And read about real-world case studies that detail Gigabit broadband’s potential to supercharge economic growth for the benefit of millions around the world.