FTTB: Connecting multi-dwelling buildings efficiently with almost 2 Gbps per subscriber

It’s often difficult and costly to bridge the last few metres in multi-dwelling buildings with optical fibre when bringing high-speed connections to customers. What’s more ONT (Optical Network Termination) can’t usually be installed by end customers themselves but require the network operator’s engineers.

The connection of multi-dwelling buildings with optical fibre (FTTB – Fibre-To-The-Building) and G.fast via copper wire pairs on the final metres to the end customer’s premise is an ideal solution regarding data rates. It combines the advantages of optical fibre with the existing copper-based access technology.

Distribution Point Units (DPU) MileGate 2042 and MileGate 2144 provide up to even 2 Gbps (combined upstream/downstream totals).

That is fibre-like speed at copper access deployment conditions.

MileGate 205x

MileGate 205x DPU optimised for ultra-high-speed FTTB applications with support of G.fast 212 MHz.

  • provides 8 G.fast ports withprofiles 212a/106a for up to 2 Gbps per subscriber
  • supports VDSL2 fallback
  • uplink via SFP interfaces (10GbE/1GbE or GPON/XGS-PON)
  • wall mounting – optimised for FTTB installation
  • easy installation – no fixed preassembled cables (no copper tail)
  • fanless unit, no noise emission
  • lockable housing/intrusion alarm supported
  • integrated 115 ... 230 V power supply
  • optional feautures: MELT (Metallic Line Test), Reverse Power Feeding and CATV-Konverter-Modul
MileGate 2042

MileGate 2042 for ultra-broadband FTTB applications with G.fast 212 MHz.

  • Provides 8 G.fast ports withprofiles 212a/106a for up to 2 Gbps per subscriber
  • Supports VDSL2 fallback
  • Uplink via SFP interfaces (10GbE/1GbE or GPON)
  • Electrical Ethernet for subtending
  • Wall mounting – optimised for FTTB installation
  • Easy installation – no fixed preassembled cables (no copper tail)
  • Fanless unit, no noise emission
  • Lockable housing/intrusion alarm supported
  • Integrated 115 ... 230 V power supply
  • Optional CATV converter module
MileGate 2144

With 24 G.fast connections with profile 212a for ultra-broadband connection out of technical rooms

  • Date rates like with optical fibre
  • G.fast acc. to G.9700/9701
  • 1 HU unit heigh
  • Up to 2x 10 GbE uplink with link aggregation
  • 24x G.fast (with fallback to VDSL2)
  • Multi-stage QoS acc. to IEEE 802.1p CoS
  • Supports IGMP snooping for IPTV applications
  • Management with CLI, SNMP, RMON, Web GUI

Application Notes FTTB

For network operators - MileGate 2042 G.fast DPU for high-speed broadband in apartment buildings (381.4 KB)
For the housing industry - Cost-effective solution for ultra-fast broadband in apartment buildings (1 MB)

Brochure "Ultra-fast broadband with FTTB"

Product Overview G.fast Distribution Point Units (774.7 KB)

G.fast DPUs Data Sheets

MileGate 204x Distribution Point Unit (DPU) optimised for ultra-high-speed FTTB applications with support of G.fast 212 Mhz (305.4 KB)
MileGate 2144 G.fast DPU with 24 G.fast connections with profile 212a for ultra-broadband connection out of technical rooms (311.9 KB)
MileGate 205x G.fast Distribution Point Unit (DPU) for ultra-fast broadband FTTB (Fibre-to-the-Building) applications (299.7 KB)

White Paper

G.fast and VDSL2 There you go.pdf (423.2 KB)