Ultrafast broadband fixed access technologies

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Demands for ultrafast broadband are largely being driven by the increasing importance of video (in all its forms, including immersive TV). Future technologies have to provide not just increased download speeds, but also higher upload speeds and better quality, as measured by characteristics such as latency, jitter, packet loss and high availability (uptime). In this article Dimov Stojce llcev, from Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa, describes the developments in ultrafest fixed broadband technologies and networks worldwide and focuses in particular on developments leading to G.fast, Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 and Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPONs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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