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The evolving case for G.fast: forecast and analysis 2017–2022

Rupert Wood Research Director

"It is now or never for G.fast – few operators will start committing to the technology after the end of 2018."

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G.fast roll-out is starting in earnest this year. However, some operators (such as Proximus) have recently switched from investment in hybrid fibre–copper to investment in FTTP, and there is some uncertainty over the impact that G.fast will have.

This report provides:

  • a reassessment of the drivers and inhibitors of investment in G.fast, evolving use cases and technical developments
  • forecasts for the number of G.fast premises passed and premises connected for regions worldwide
  • recommendations for operators still considering the options post-VDSL.