Regional wireline telecom operator in the US, Frontier Communications announced that it will deploy G.fast technology to increase in-building broadband speeds for customers living in apartment and multi-dwelling units (MDU) across Connecticut.
Part of a state-wide network expansion initiative, Frontier will use Nokia's G.fast technology to quickly bring fiber-like speeds to customers without having to install new, in-building fiber infrastructure. With built-in vectoring technology - which reduces cross-talk interference that typically impacts data speeds over copper networks - the Nokia G.fast solution will allow Frontier to use the last few hundred meters of existing copper located in buildings to deliver ultra-broadband access to customers.
Nokia said that the G.fast technology enables Frontier to complement its extensive fiber network footprint and rapidly deploy fiber to the basement of an apartment building instead of each individual apartment unit.
Leveraging Software Defined Network (SDN) capabilities and compliant with NetConf and Yang models, Nokia's G.fast solution also enables Frontier to accelerate G.fast deployments by automating the management process and simplifying provisioning models.