Australian provider upgrades to gigabit speeds
TPG Telecom is Australia’s second-largest telecommunications provider with a large footprint of both single- and multiple-dwelling locations that were connected by VDSL technology.
The service provider wanted to offer gigabit services to these existing subscribers as well as everyone else in its DSL services footprint and earlier this year it launched G.fast technology across its network. This allowed for download speeds of up to 1Gb/s across its fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) network. These speeds are available in more than 2,000 buildings across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, covering more than 230,000 premises.
TPG selected Adtran’s second generation gigabit G.fast fibre extension portfolio to upgrade its existing broadband services to gigabit speeds and attract new subscribers. The Adtran second-generation G.fast fibre extension solution is designed to make it easier to connect hard-to-reach urban and rural locations with gigabit services by using existing in-building copper or coax wiring to access customers. The VDSL coexistence technology enables G.fast-based services to support the delivery of symmetric and asymmetric gigabit speeds, even when delivered in coexistence with legacy VDSL2 services. This will allow TPG to rapidly upgrade DSL customers to gigabit services while allowing others to remain using DSL services. The technology pairs with FTTH deployment architecture to speed time-to-market, eliminate resident disruption and lower the cost-per-gigabit broadband connection.
Jonathan Rutherford, group executive, wholesale, enterprise and government at TPG says: ‘In today’s global digital economy, having access to gigabit services is a big competitive advantage for any carrier that wants to offer the best connectivity solutions to residential and business customers. The launch of G.fast has helped us offer some of the fastest broadband speeds available in Australia today and will be a game-changer for TPG’s wholesale business and customers. We’ve been proud to work with Adtran - it has overcome global component supply constraints to ensure we were able to quickly and efficiently roll out this new technology.’
Adds Anthony Camilleri, chief technology officer, APAC at Adtran: ‘For TPG, our G.fast portfolio provides the capability to leverage its existing network to deliver ultra-broadband and gigabit broadband speeds.’