G.FAST – FTTdp next version of Ultrafast broadband over copper infrastructure

Field trails from BT have shown that ‘ultrafast’ broadband from a new development called G.FAST, FTTdp stand for [Fibre-to-the-distribution-point], with combined download and upload speed of Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps) can be achieved through a mix of both copper and fibre networks.

Downstream speeds of around 800Mbps were achieved during the trials over a 19m length of copper cable, combined with upstream speeds of more than 200Mbps. Impressive speeds of around 700/200Mbps were also achieved over longer lines of 66m, a distance that encompasses around 80% of such connections. As well as delivering ultra-fast speeds.