Editor's Corner - Verizon breaks ranks with AT&T, CenturyLink on next-gen FTTP, G.fast [telecom]

by Sean Buckley

Verizon always likes to carve its own path, and the service provider's stance on next-gen fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) architectures and G.fast set off ongoing debate with its counterparts AT&T and CenturyLink during the recent Adtran Connections event.

Being one of the first telcos to deploy a large BPON-based network in

2004 - one that still exists in congruence with GPON - Verizon's stance on these issues should be of little surprise. Out of the big three providers, it also launched an aggressive fiber build-out focusing on its wireless backhaul and business needs. The telco will likely leverage the NG-PON2 infrastructure for those efforts.

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