G.fast, and VDSL2 with vectoring and bonding, allows telecom service providers to compete successfully with fiber and cable service providers in delivering high-speed broadband services supporting 100 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s. The extension of FTTdp is an attractive compromise for both service providers and their customers between the high cost of FTTH and the limited data rates supported by longer copper lines from the CO or cabinet. These technologies give telecom companies the opportunity to hold on to customers and win new customers that might otherwise be tempted with very high-speed broadband services from either fiber service providers or cable companies. This report details and analyzes chipsets from four leading vendors in this important market as they start to provide the first solutions that support G.fast and continue developing solutions for VDSL2 and ADSL2+. The report profiles the vendors and reviews specific platform architectures, identifying the key features and highlighting the advantages they hold for system developers and service providers.
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