In an effort to expand its high speed broadband services, AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) has already kick started the deployment of G.fast based services. Recently, a field trial of G.fast was successfully completed in Minneapolis. At the moment, the provider is engaging in the roll out of the service in the United States and this will of course be across some 22 major metro areas.
The G.fast technology is known to extend the frequency range and it in a major way helps the various operators offer fiber-like speeds. This is of course without necessarily compelling them to make the wide range of huge investments that are fundamentally associated with taking optics directly to offices and homes.
At the moment, the various Telecom operators have been laying down strategies that will see them succeed at expanding their fiber footprint. But still there are a few areas where fiber networks haven’t arrived yet. The operators have outlined that they will soon be coming up with some alternate solutions for high-speed Internet service, which will most probably be done through the wide array of copper networks.
The most interesting part about this technology lies in the fact that it will give real-time access to high speed broadband. It will thus be possible to proceed and connect multiple dwelling unit (MDU) subscribers. This service will be delivering speeds of up to 500 Mbps and will be distributed over a blend of coax and fiber cable.
The company has already held talks with DirecTV and might soon be utilizing its infrastructure. It will be a time saving exercise and at the same time hassle-free. Most probably, AT&T hopes to succeed at churning its rate trends as well as at broadening its subscriber base. Hopefully, that might end up transforming the company into a major contender to the larger cable contenders.
Over the past three months, AT&T’s price performance has been quite dull as was stated by analysts. The provider’s management board has paid attention to that and hopes to turn things around in the near future. It has already put plans underway and that added to the recent move will see it make tremendous steps forward.