The FINANCIAL — Nokia and Energia Communications (EneCom) are to launch the first commercial deployment of G.fast technology in Japan, letting the ICT service provider use its existing copper networks to quickly deliver up to 1Gbps ultra-broadband access to residential subscribers.
Building off a successful G.fast trial in 2015, the new G.fast deployment will allow EneCom to meet growing demand for next generation ultra-broadband access and more effectively deliver the high-capacity, high-quality internet and video services customers need for ultra-high bandwidth TVs, streaming HD video and Internet-connected devices, according to Nokia.
Nokia’s G.fast technology will help EneCom quickly deploy ultra-broadband access into areas that otherwise would be difficult to reach with fiber alone, such as multi-dwelling units. The G.fast solution, developed by Nokia’s Bell Labs, uses built-in vectoring technology to effectively reduce cross-talk interference that typically impacts data speeds over copper networks, enabling EneCom to achieve speeds close to 1Gbps. Providing these fiber-like speeds, EneCom can effectively use the last few hundred meters of existing copper to deliver ultra-broadband access to customers, eliminating the need to rewire premises, which can be a costly and time-consuming part of any fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment.
EneCom will initially deploy the G.fast technology in the Chugokua region of Japan starting in June 2016.
Overview of the products and services delivered by Nokia Fixed Networks
The 7367 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) SX-16 which supports G.fast for multiple users and delivers 16 vectored G.fast ports in a climate-controlled and ruggedized housing unit
The 7368 ISAM CPE F-010G-P with non-blocking gigabit Ethernet connections for home devices
5520 Access Management System which streamlines the management, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the G.fast network
Naoki Okura, head of Global Enterprise & Public Sector in Japan for Nokia, said: “As a global leader in fixed access, Nokia is committed to helping operators like Energia Communications accelerate the ultra-broadband deployments. G.fast is quickly proving to be a great way to do this in areas that are too complex or expensive to fully deploy FTTH solutions. With solutions like Nokia’s G.fast residential gateways and distribution point units (DPUs), we are able to help Energia Communications quickly and easily deliver on the promise of fiber network speeds and meet the growing demands of broadband in Japan’s highly competitive market.”