You are thinking of it, or maybe I should say comparing things, in a slightly incorrect way. Thatís an easy mistake to make
Think of the types of DSL we talk about most. ADSL used certain frequencies and gives up to 8Mbps, depending on distance. ADSL2+ uses different and more frequencies and gives up to 24Mbps.
VDSL2 which is what we get from an FTTC cabinet, (the DSLAM in the cabinet converts fibre optic signals to and from VDSL2), goes even further with more frequencies, giving us up to 80Mbps. The technology can give more but this is what Openreach provide using it.
G.Fast is simply an even higher level than VDSL2. Giving far higher speeds but degrading dramatically over distance. Which is why Openreach only offer in on lines that get nearly the full 80Mbps sync speed on VDSL2.
Itís still delivered as fibre to the cabinet, except this is a small cabinet bolted onto the phone cabinet which because of that layout is called a pod. It isnít a standalone cabinet. The signal from it still comes over your copper telephone line.
FTTP is Fibre To The Premises. At no point does it use your copper phone line. It is a direct fibre optic line between you and the exchange, via a load of intermediate connectors. There are no cabinets involved.
For administrative reasons cabinet areas are still sometimes used to describe where FTTP is available, but that is discouraged as a fibre distribution point can cover parts of several cab areas, and a cab area can be supplied from several such fibre DPs outside its copper area.
Does that help
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Edited by RobertoS (Mon 04-Nov-19 11:34:14)