21 Dec G.fast Avoids the “Funky and Dirty”
Carl Weinschenk wrote a nice article on G.fast the other day and there’s an interesting insight from Lincoln Lavoie, the senior engineer of Broadband Technologies at UNH-IOL. Lincoln’s lab will be the official testing facility for G.fast interoperability (on behalf of the Broadband Forum). Here’s what Lincoln had to say (as written by Carl):
This approach also makes it more likely that the treacherous copper in the home can be traversed. “You have all the different jacks in each room and all those things,” said Lincoln Lavoie, the senior engineer of Broadband Technologies at UNH-IOL. “It is not tuned for high speed communications. G.fast is very adaptable in how it works and will fund the optimal way…It will avoid bands that are funky or dirty.”
We like that term “funky and dirty.” The Sckipio team spent many years in the home networking space and probably knows the infrastructure of home networks better than anyone on earth (or elsewhere for that matter). The home network has many impediments and the network technology needs to be very robust to not only traverse this network, but also to perform well without a professional installation. There are many unique features of G.fast that make it more capable and robust. One such feature is the Robust Management Channel or RMC. This channel ensures a high degree of resilience for dealing with interferers and other real-world problems.