G.fast's place in a full fibre world

The shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull is keen to bring G.fast into his NBN mix and while the technology isn't a magic bullet it can play a part in delivering the super-fast broadband revolution.

The announcement last month that Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria subsidiary A1 had achieved downstream speeds of 1.3Gbps over copper using the emerging G.Fast technology has presented Asia Pacific broadband operators – especially incumbents – with a very tricky choice.

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