The GOLD project is the third project of the 4GBB trilogy of EUREKA CELTIC cluster projects with the overall goal to move broadband deployment forward closing the gap between existing DSL solutions and an all-optical access network. It is coordinated by Lund University, Sweden and has 14 partners from 8 countries.
The Gigabits Over the Legacy Drop (GOLD) project will continue the work on the G.fast standard and boost its usability in dense city areas. The goal is to develop alternative backhauling options based on copper instead of fibre. This could lead to significant cost reductions in the network, particularly within dense urban areas in Europe.