C&W and Huawei complete G.fast broadband trial in Panama

Using G.fast technology, Cable & Wireless Panama in partnership with Huawei have successfully trialled the fastest copper-based broadband service in Latin America.

CWP is the largest telecom service provider in the country. The operator partnered with Huawei to deploy CWC's first trial of the G.fast technology on its existing copper infrastructure.

Stephen Ma, CEO of Huawei for the Caribbean, said: "G.fast is the right way to extend the existing fixed line infrastructure to the gigabit access era by accelerating a future oriented ultra-broadband solution with unparalleled user experiences."

The G.fast technology trial ran for two months in Panama deploying Huawei's latest multi-service access node equipment. CWP's trial successfully achieved high speeds averaging 500Mbps to download and 150Mbps to upload, over its existing copper fixed lines.

G.fast technology is based on the Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) method with an improved algorithm that cancels the noise in the lines, reducing the effects of crosstalk and allowing transmission of higher rates of bits with a better quality, increasing the speeds of the information transmitted.

Huawei's G.fast solution can complement the other technologies selected for its HFC (Hybrid fibre-coaxial) and Fibre delivery platforms. CWP's G.fast technology is providing a fivefold increase in speeds compared to any existing internet copper residential service in Panama and empowering the fastest copper fixed line broadband service across Latin America. 

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