The Physical Layer Transmission Work Area provides test plans, technical documentation, and marketing papers to enable multi-vendor interoperability in deployments for both access and in-premises networks.
The focus of the PHYtx WA is to develop technical recommendations which will help service providers deploy equipment that will give a better quality of experience for their end users.
Standardized interoperability and certification, create a trusted base of equipment and services providing operators with an accelerated time to market, avoiding large investments in time and customizations. Interoperability provides invaluable intelligence as feedback to both developers and implementers of new products and services.
Definition of test plans for access network physical layer transmission technologies (such as VDSL2 and Gfast) and Reverse Power Feeding technologies
Definition of test plans for in-premises network physical layer transmission technologies such as power line communications
Creation of best practice or use cases documentation for advanced features, such as Fiber extensions, cable models.
Development of technical documentation for the deployment of copper transmission technologies that extend fiber networks to end-users using existing copper infrastructure at the premises. Technologies covered include but are not limited to Gfast, G.hn and MoCA.
Development of test plans and related technical documentation for certification and performance testing of ITU-T G.fast and its associated reverse power feeding. This work may be leveraged within certification programs operated by the Broadband Forum.