Frontier Partners Nokia to Expand G.fast Gigabit Deployment in the US

Frontier Partners Nokia to Expand G.fast Gigabit Deployment in the US Image Credit: Frontier Communication

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.

Steve Gable, EVP and CTO, Frontier
Nokia's field-proven G.fast solution will help Frontier quickly bring ultra-broadband access to customers by using the existing copper twisted pair wiring that is often found in apartment buildings. Without it, we'd have to drill holes and pull fiber into each apartment unit we serve, a time consuming and challenging process that can be frustrating for customers.

Fererico Guillen, President, Nokia's Fixed Networks Business Group 
This is particularly true in some cases like inside an apartment building, where more traditional Fiber-to-the-Home strategies can be very challenging to deploy. With the advancements that have been made in today's copper technologies, operators can now offer fiber-like speeds to enhance the way customers experience their broadband services. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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