Bezeq tests ADTRAN G.fast for fiber to the cabinet

ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it has supplied elements of its 500G series of G.fast equipment to Israel's Bezeq. The Israeli incumbent operator is trialing G.fast in one of Israel's largest cities over a variety of copper loop lengths.

ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it has supplied elements of its 500G series of G.fast equipment to Israel's Bezeq. The Israeli incumbent operator is trialing G.fast in one of Israel's largest cities over a variety of copper loop lengths.

Bezeq is using the 8-port and 16-port ADTRAN distribution point units (DPUs) in the trial.

"Our trials have proven G.fast to be both an innovative and a pragmatic broadband technology that creates new possibilities thanks to its flexible deployment capabilities. We are pleased that ADTRAN has enabled us to accelerate the delivery of new transformative gigabit broadband services," said Bezeq CTIO, Yaki Zano. "Bezeq's and ADTRAN's continued strategic and collaborative partnership is cementing both companies' commitment to delivering access solutions and technology that best serve customers in Israel."

"Bezeq is committed to delivering infrastructure for a gigabit society, and it's clear how G.fast will play a vital role in accomplishing this for many areas throughout Israel, alongside traditional FTTP approaches where required," said Dr. Eduard Scheiterer, senior vice president, research and development, ADTRAN. "The path to delivering transformative broadband is made even more compelling as fiber-to-the-cabinet deployment models are supported with an increase in G.fast equipment port density and enhanced G.fast chipset performance, permitting substantial asset re-use and accelerating the pace of rollout."

ADTRAN says the 500G series has supported G.fast trials with more than 60 operators worldwide, including both fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) and fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) deployments (see "ADTRAN: We have more than 60 G.fast trial customers").

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