ADTRAN and AT&T team up to host ITU-T Q4/15 with a focus to accelerate G.fast features and capabilities
Via Adtran Newsroom
Apr 3, 2017
Industry leaders pave the way for further Gigabit services expansion
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2017-- ADTRAN® , Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced it will co-host the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Q4/15 Group Meeting this week with AT&T at ADTRAN’s headquarters in Huntsville, Ala., April 3-7, 2017. As a leader in broadband access technology, this is the latest venue where the company is lending its domain expertise to the industry. ADTRAN continues to be an integral member of the ITU-T and contributor to its work in shaping and driving telecom standards.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ITU-T Q4/15 Group’s dedication to developing international standards for information and communication technologies. As ITU-T’s only study group focusing on copper access technology, it aims to cover the important standardizations on DSL technologies, such as G.fast and VDSL2. Attendees at this week’s meeting, including AT&T, British Telecommunications and Deutsche Telekom, will look to accelerate new G.fast features that achieve more symmetric service rates, higher service rates and adaptation for delay critical applications.
“Advances in broadband technologies have narrowed the gap between what has traditionally been available over fiber and what is now possible over the copper infrastructure,” said Tom Starr, chairman of ITU-T WP1/15. “Growing demand for network broadband speeds, coupled with continuous development of vectoring technology by companies like ADTRAN, present future opportunities for fiber and copper-based solutions. This week we will progress these opportunities so that we can bring these next-generation technologies to life quickly.”
“ADTRAN is honored to once again host the ITU-T Q4/15 standards meeting. By working together with organizations like ITU-T to standardize G.fast and VDSL2, ADTRAN is helping service providers expand their Gigabit services footprint using their existing DSL infrastructure,” said Richard Goodson, director of research, ADTRAN. “Our approach makes ultra broadband a reality for urban deployments and multi-dwelling units, creating a truly immersive experience that today’s consumers require.”
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