nbn records peak aggregate speed of 8Gbps in XG.FAST trial

18 Oct 2016

nbn, the company overseeing the construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has announced that during lab trials of XG.FAST it achieved a peak aggregate speed of 8Gbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair copper. With nbn’s XG.FAST lab trials having been conducted last month at its headquarters in North Sydney in partnership with Finnish vendor Nokia, the company revealed it had also been able to achieve notable speeds over longer copper lengths, with 5Gbps peak aggregate speed recorded over 70 metres of twisted-pair copper.

Dennis Steiger, nbn’s chief technology officer, said of the technology tests: ‘Although XG.FAST is still in its very early stages of development the lab trials we have conducted demonstrates the huge potential that the technology offers … XG.FAST gives us the potential ability to deliver multi-gigabit speeds over copper lines – virtually on a par with what is currently available on fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) – but at a lower cost and time to deploy.’

Australia, NBN Co, Nokia Networks (formerly NSN)