Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Germany's NetCologne Powers VDSL2 Rollout with Ikanos Silicon

NetCologne, a German telecommunications company providing services for the Cologne, Bonn and Aachen regions, is using Ikanos Communications' Fx100100-5 Central Office (CO) and Fx 100100S-5 Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) chipsets to power fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployments that offer up to 100 Mbps VDSL2 and deliver triple play services over existing copper infrastructure.

NetCologne's new network, "CityNetCologne," is employing the full 30 MHz spectrum specified in VDSL2 standards. Powered by Ikanos' chipsets, CityNetCologne will offer a bandwidth of up to 100 Mbps -- one of the highest VDSL2 bandwidths available to consumers in Europe. The project is described as one of the most technically advanced VDSL2 deployments in Europe.

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