TeliaSonera trials G.FAST

TeliaSonera is the first network operator in the Nordics region to perform a field trial using Huawei copper broadband technology.

The solution has been deployed in the TeliaSonera network in Helsinki, Finland with live customers and delivering real services. With this technology, TeliaSonera can provide up to 1 Gbps 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 which can offer speeds of 1 Gbps over a distance of up to 250 meters using copper – further on enhancing the capability and speed of rolling out ultra-high speed broadband connections to TeliaSonera’ s customers together with continuous fiber deployments.

TeliaSonera has a lot of focus in different TV and Entertainment services and the demand of capacity from the customers is constantly increasing together with the demand of having access to their services anywhere and anytime.

The field trial, demonstrates that the G.FAST technology meets not only the requirement of current services, but also offer the bandwidth demand of future broadband and video services, such as 4KTV, which is 4 times resolution of HDTV and consumes 100 Mbps bandwidth per channel.

“We continue to drive innovation to provide the best experience for our customers and build the digital society. The technology to deliver ultra-high-speed broadband connections over old copper lines makes it possible for us to improve the experience for more customers faster and thus making the most of our copper network,” said Isto Pasanen, head, Consumer Services in Networks, TeliaSonera.

Hu Kewen, vice president, Marketing & Solution, Huawei Central East Europe & Nordic region said, “Huawei will continue invest on copper access technology. This innovative G.FAST technology can fully utilize operators’ existing copper infrastructure to provide ultra broadband network and better user experience to end users.”

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