How Vectoring in G.fast May Cause Neighborhood Wars

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Abstract

Emerging wireline transmission systems such as G.fast use bands up to around 200 MHz on short cables. A key enabler for achieving the aspired throughput of several hundred Mbit/s is joint processing of transmit signals in downstream direction as well as joint processing of receive signals in upstream direction through techniques referred to as vectoring. A new challenge in such systems are sudden and severe changes in the channel matrix caused by changing terminations on lines outside the vectoring group. Such events can be caused by users disconnecting their modems, turning them on or off, or on-/off- hook events on lines that still support the plain old telephony service.
This work presents channel measurements capturing the impact of termination changes caused by modems or handsets. An analysis of the impact of these sudden changes on the signal- to-noise-power-ratio in vectoring systems reveals that throughput and stability can be seriously degraded. The potential of decision- directed channel tracking based on least squares estimation is investigated.

Details

Authors
  • Eduardo Medeiros
  • Thomas Magesacher
  • Per-Erik Eriksson
  • Chenguang Lu
  • Per Ödling
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Keywords

  • G.fast, Vectoring, DSL, channel tracking
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsAbbas Jamalipour, Der-Jiunn Deng
Pages3865-3870
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014 - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2014 Jun 102014 Jun 14

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period2014/06/102014/06/14