Cable & Wireless Panama tests G.fast

Cable & Wireless Panama SA (CWP), a business unit of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc. (CWC), has teamed with Huawei for what the partners assert is the first successful trail of G.fast in Latin America.

Cable & Wireless Panama SA (CWP), a business unit of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc. (CWC), has teamed with Huawei for what the partners assert is the first successful trail of G.fast in Latin America.

The trial ran for two months in Panama and achieved average downstream speeds of 500 Mbps and upstream rates of 150 Mbps over CWP's existing copper lines, says Huawei. The deployment used what the systems house described as its "latest multi-service access node equipment."

"We are thrilled to announce that Cable & Wireless Panama was the first market across Latin America to have successfully completed testing of the G.fast technology," said Carlo Alloni, EVP Technology and Group CTIO, Cable & Wireless Communications. "Our strategic partnership with Huawei has strengthened our commitment to consider solutions that deliver high-speeds."

Huawei has conducted several G.fast trials around the world, most notably with BT (see "BT connects first G.fast trial customers").

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