Tunisie Telecom trials G.fast technology

11 Oct 2016

State-backed operator Tunisie Telecom (TT) has successfully completed its first trial of G.fast technology in conjunction with US-based vendor ADTRAN. During the trial, the telco was able to achieve peak download speeds of more than 800Mbps at a distance of around a hundred metres over its existing copper infrastructure. Commenting on the test, TT CEO Nizar Bouguila noted: ‘The results of these tests have been very positive, to the extent that they allowed us to explore several paths for the future development of our broadband access network. They demonstrate how G.fast technology can be used to enhance our existing infrastructure, and satisfy increased demand for bandwidth with better agility and a shorter deployment time … Another key consideration was enabling quality-of-service for customer traffic differentiation, confirming that G.fast would allow us to serve the needs of our business customers as well as expanding our footprint in the B2B marketplace.’

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