Chinese vendor Huawei has performed a field trial using its G.fast copper broadband technology in partnership with the Finnish subsidiary of Sweden’s TeliaSonera. Revealing the development in a press release, Huawei noted that the solution has been deployed in the TeliaSonera network in Helsinki, ‘serving real customers and delivering real services’. According to the vendor, the technology allows for the provision of speeds of up to 1Gbps to customers connected by the legacy copper network. While there was no indication of a timeframe for a commercial introduction of the technology, Huawei did claim that the field trial had demonstrated that G.fast technology meets not only the requirement of current services, but also offers the bandwidth demand of future broadband and video services, such as 4KTV.
Commenting on the development, Isto Pasanen, Head of Consumer Services in Networks at TeliaSonera, noted: ‘We continue to drive innovation to provide the best experience for our customers and build the digital society. The technology to deliver ultra-high-speed broadband connections over old copper lines makes it possible for us to improve the experience for more customers faster and thus making the most of our copper network.’