XG-fast: the 5th generation broadband

  title={XG-fast: the 5th generation broadband},
  author={Werner Coomans and Rodrigo B. Moraes and Koen Hooghe and Alex Duque and Joe Galaro and Michael Timmers and Adriaan J. van Wijngaarden and Mamoun Guenach and Jochen Maes},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
Traditionally, copper network operators complement a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) strategy with a hybrid fiber-copper deployment in which fiber is gradually brought closer to the consumer, and digital subscriber line (DSL) technology is used for the remaining copper network. In this article we propose the system concepts of XG-FAST, the 5th generation broadband (5GBB) technology capable of delivering a 10 Gb/s data rate over short copper pairs. With a hardware proof-of-concept platform, it is… 

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