The future of G.fast technology in Australia TMG explains the exciting new world of G.fast technology. Learn how Australia will soon boast gigabit broadband speeds and what equipment will be needed.

The future of G.fast technology in Australia

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TMG explains the exciting new world of G.fast technology. Learn how Australia will soon boast gigabit broadband speeds and what equipment will be needed.

The Future of G.fast Technology in Australia

Internet speed potential continues to amaze. This time, with the development of G.fast technology, which can allow customers to enjoy gigabit speeds from the comfort of their home or office. Gigabit speeds are data transfer rates of 1,000 megabits per second (1 Gbps) or faster, and G.fast has recently become available in Australia – courtesy of TPG Telecom.

In May, the major telco became the first of its kind to launch G.fast in Australia, overtaking NBN Co as a leader in the FTTC (Fibre to the Curb) space and announcing plans to ramp up its G.fast roll-out.

TPG Telecom group executive wholesale, enterprise and government, Jonathan Rutherford has said the company will soon be providing G.fast technology to premises, in almost every state and territory of Australia.

“We think the launch of G.Fast is a game-changer for our wholesale business and customers,” he said.

“G.Fast is just the beginning of our infrastructure investment for FTTB premises. We have plans to upgrade our footprint in South Australia and Western Australia, which will take us to more than 2,500 buildings over the next year.”

With great power comes great responsibility – while G.fast implementation can reuse pre-existing copper or coax infrastructure from distribution point units (DPUs) to the user end point, such infrastructure must be completely free from faults to facilitate such high frequency signals.

The other restraint on G.fast technology is it is most applicable in ultra-dense urban zones where local loops (the physical link that connects customers’ premises to the telco’s network) measure less than 500 metres.

As TPG switches on its G.fast network – with a 15% discount on offer for those that sign up before May 2023 – it is integral to have local loops checked for faults before banking on those ultra-fast speeds.

There are many tools to undertake this process but to be sure of your results, only the best will do.

TMG has been providing Australia’s data and telecommunications industries with test equipment for over 40 years and we’re excited by the prospect of G.fast technology and the benefits it can bring.

That’s why we bring the best brands to the table so that Australia can continue pushing for bigger and better internet.

VIAVI is one such brand that also strives to accelerate gigabit broadband deployment with its OneExpert DSL, ONX-580 family of Modular Field Test devices for G.fast, xDSL, Copper, FTTH and WiFi.

There are three models in the range, of which TMG supplies the middleweight option and the only one necessary to test for standard G.fast infrastructure requirements.

The handheld ONX-580 copper tester uses VIAVI’s proprietary OneCheck platform to automate testing and give a clear pass/fail result from complex tests.

This device can then be boosted with ​​VIAVI’s 212MHz G.Fast upgrade package. This 212 model provides G.fast testing at either 106 or 212MHz and is the industry’s only option with native support for the two most popular G.fast chipset vendors in a single test – Broadcom and Sckipio.

Need to Know More?

As with any new technology, there will be confusing times ahead as the industry comes to terms with the capabilities of G.fast technology. But TMG will always be here to answer any burning questions and partner with you to facilitate Australia’s burgeoning broadband.

To learn more about G.fast or any of the products mentioned above, get in contact with us and let’s connect Australia, together.


Contact TMG Today

TMG has been providing Australia’s data and telecommunications industries with cutting edge network test equipment for over 30 years. To speak to one of our friendly, experienced team members today, head to the contact section of our website.


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