Around three years ago, appeared on the market as a very promising access technology, and key vendors were putting a lot of hope in this new copper-based technology which enabled speeds of more than 300 Mbps over a short copper line of a few hundred metres.

Although the number of G.Fast shipments was very low in 2017, a certain success in the market can be expected.

This report, the first available to analyse this market, proposes an update on G.Fast technology progress, telcos involved in G. fast today and includes subscribers forecasts up to 2021.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Technology update
2.1. An xDSL access network
2.2. Upgrading copper pair networks: Vectoring,
2.3. technology updates

3. Telcos involved in today
3.1. BT
3.2. NBN (Australia)

4. Forecasts: subscribers up to 2021

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

Table 1: rollout announcements

Figure 1: DSL technology access networks
Figure 2: Evolution of the different copper pair technologies, available connection speeds and maximum line length
Figure 3: How performs with/without Vectoring
Figure 4: 212 MHz is coming
Figure 5: Outlook for connection speeds supplied by each type of technology in 2020
Figure 6: Use case: virtualization and automation
Figure 7: ‘side pods’ installed on a street cabinet
Figure 8: architecture deployed by BT
Figure 9: pilot prices as at May 2017
Figure 10: FTTN street cabinet installation
Figure 11 : subscribers’ forecasts


  • AT&T
  • BT
  • NBN
  • Swisscom

Other details

  • Reference: M17520MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: access network, access technology, ADSL, cable, DSL,, GPON, SDN, vectoring, xDSL

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