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Broadcom Incorporates G.fast with VDSL and G.vector Capability to Improve DSL Infrastructure

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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SINGAPORE: Broadcom provides BCM65400 family of devices to develop G.fast Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) infrastructure. The new platform incorporates G.fast with VDSL and G.vector capabilities that offer unique competitive solution for DSL system vendors and operators.  

The BCM65400 comes with eight-generation FirePath DSPs and 1G-10G datapath interfaces that employs low power dissipation and higher line densities. It supports the 212MHz profile which attains speed up to 2Gbps and enables dynamic time location (DTA).

G.fast

G.fast is a DSL protocol infrastructure deployed to achieve high speeds using shorter loops. It extends the bandwidth over existing network to deliver affordable ultra speeds to customers. The network operators can attain high fiber speeds with few meters of existing copper lines. G.fast further eliminates the need of entering homes for wiring and extends ultra-broadband to various locations where deploying fiber services are difficult.

The G.fast systems are further equipped with the ability to fall back to VDSL2/ADSL standards which allows the operator to update central office equipment independently from customer premise.

“With our second generation G.fast infrastructure chipset, we set out to deliver a scalable platform that system vendors could use for the full range of G.fast system densities,” says Greg Fischer, senior vice president and general manager of Broadband Carrier Access, Broadcom. “Aligning this new configuration with our ongoing commitment to build comprehensive, industry-leading support for the new capabilities of the G.fast standard, we believe the BCM65400 offers a uniquely competitive solution for our DSL system vendor partners and the operators they serve.”

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