GOLD, HFCC/G.fast and 4GBB projects
The GOLD project (2015-2017), a continuation of the HFCC/G.fast project, will explore multiple-gigabit copper access based on the DSL standard G.fast. GOLD focuses on improving the standards to open a potential mass market for G.fast and boosting the usability of G.fast in dense city areas by development of cost-effective backhauling based on copper. GOLD will also explore a second version of the standard utilising even higher frequencies.
HFCC/G.fast project received the EUREKA Innovation Award in the category Competitiveness in May 2016
The HFCC/G.fast project (2013-2014) focus was on G.fast, the next generation of broadband system delivering gigabit rates. G.fast uses only the last bit of the telephony copper-pairs and relies on a fibre backhaul network coming closer to the end-user. Results from HFCC/G.fast partners include the approval of the G.fast standard, the development of G.fast chipsets and associated network equipment and numerous lab trials.
4GBB project received the Gold Award in the Celtic Excellence Awards category in 2013
4GBB - Celtic Plus Innovation Award winner 2014
The goal of the first project 4GBB (2009-2012) was to provide proof-of-concept for an ultimate DSL technology that could close the gap between VDSL2 and the long-term scenario of FTTH. The 4GBB project, formed by leading European industry and academia, developed advanced cable-models, high-performance wideband transmission techniques, as well as multi-channel communication and resource management methods to enable ultimate DSL. 4GBB impacted standards regarding wideband cable models, transmission schemes and spectrum allocation, and initiated the G.fast standard.