Orange fiber with XGSPON up to 10 Gbps speed in 2021

This shouldn’t be the primary time we’ve got mentioned this subject in ADSLZone. In reality, again in 2018 we heard Enrique Blanco, CTO of Telefónica, discuss the way forward for fiber networks and the implementation of XGSPON. If the present customary permits a theoretical most of two.5 Gbps downstream and 1.25 Gbps, this new one would elevate it up to 10 Gbps downstream and 10 Gbps upstream.

However, earlier than that, again in 2017, Orange took benefit of the MWC in Barcelona to train us how this know-how works. At that point, past the portentous demonstration of speed, we had no additional information on a probable implementation date. Now, evidently the image is clearing and we have already got some confirmed particulars about this new era of FTTH.

Orange desires XGSPON in 2021 in 5 cities

In the case of the French operator, its plans are to deploy XGSPON know-how from subsequent yr in 5 Spanish cities not but confirmed. This would proceed in 2022 and 2023 with an enormous deployment of the know-how that may coexist in time with the large deployment of “real” 5G in bands resembling 700 MHz. By 2025, Spain ought to have virtually the whole inhabitants with these two applied sciences .


Although the theoretical restrict is 10 Gbps, the plans of the operators they don’t go to this point in an preliminary section. In reality, present know-how permits a theoretical 2.5 Gbps and the utmost connections we’ve got are 1 Gbps. In addition to new routers for hundreds of thousands of residents, they need to have suitable community playing cards in their computer systems in case of utilizing wired connections.

Also, from Orange, Movistar it could be the following to guess on this know-how, though it is not going to be till 2022. It appears that the plans are barely delayed with respect to earlier forecasts. The MoreMobile Group will not directly profit from the development thanks to the settlement with Orange whereas Vodafone it is going to profit in a extra well timed method, though it is going to additionally profit from Movistar’s NEBA fiber. The British ought to give attention to rolling out new DOCSIS variations in order that their cable community would not lag too far behind FTTH.