Best Practices for Successful Gfast and VDSL2-35b Deployments


Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM (CT)

Webinar Summary: To ensure that end subscribers get the very best quality of experience, operators must consider what technologies to use without breaking the proverbial bank. The most cost-effective solution currently available is the reuse of existing copper plant. There’s a lot of debate on what should replace copper infrastructure–FTTH or 5G–but your subscribers demand ultra-fast broadband solutions today. Akamai’s Q1 2017 State of the Internet report reported a global average internet speed of 7.2 Mbps, with South Korea leading the pack at 28.6 Mbps. The latest data compiled in May 2018 by UK company Cable puts the figure at 9.1 Mbps, with Singapore topping the rankings at an average of 60.39 Mbps. This webinar will explore how operators can offer aggregate speeds up to 400 Mbps for VDSL2-35b and up to 1 Gbps for Gfast over their existing copper networks. The focus will be on best practices using these two highly effective technologies, which will allow operators to deliver on the promise of ultra fast broadband while continuing to use their legacy copper plant.  

Attendees will learn:

  • Gfast and VDSL2-35b technologies 
  • Gfast and VDSL2-35b 
  • Gfast and VDSL2-35b can help accelerate FTTx and 5G deployments

Presenters: Chris Dunford, Product Line Manager, EXFO

Chris Dunford is a Product Line Manager for EXFO’s Test & Measurement Division, Access Business Unit and has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications test & measurement industry. He is responsible for handheld products focusing on physical-layer FTTN (Gfast, VDSL2, ADSL2+) and advanced triple-play service testing. Mr. Dunford is an Electronics Engineering Technologist graduate from Fleming College, near Toronto, Canada; he also graduated with honors in the Project Management program at Durham College, near Toronto, Canada. Chris Dunford is a member of the Broadband Forum.

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Company Description: EXFO (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX: EXF) develops smarter test, monitoring and analytics solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, webscale companies and equipment manufacturers in the global communications industry. Our customers count on us to deliver superior network performance, service reliability and subscriber insights. They count on our unique blend of equipment, software and services to accelerate digital transformations related to fiber, 4G/LTE and 5G deployments. They count on our expertise with automation, real-time troubleshooting and big data analytics, which are critical to their business performance. We’ve spent over 30 years earning this trust, and today 1,900 EXFO employees in over 25 countries work side by side with our customers in the lab, field, data center and beyond.


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