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.
New G.fast commercial deployment brings up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) data speeds to Energia Communication subscribers living in Chugoku area.
G.fast deployment follows successful trial with Energia in 2015.
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.
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.