Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Belgacom Moves Ahead with Large VDSL2 Vectoring Trial

Belgacom has confirmed its plan for a nationwide upgrade of its large VDSL2 network, which currently serves more than one million active lines. The next step will be large-scale customer trials using Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 Vectoring technology.

Tests of the new technology are confirming the possibility of a dedicated speed of 50 Mbps to a vast majority of customers, along with a guaranteed high quality video experience.  Belgacom’s current VDSL2 network – supplied by Alcatel-Lucent – already delivers a dedicated speed of 30 Mbps to the vast majority of customers, and a high quality HDTV experience to more than 83% of the households.

Belgacom and Alcatel-Lucent also said they are working with key industry partners such as the home gateways manufacturers Sagemcom and Technicolor, and chipset developers Broadcom and Ikanos to prepare jointly an "operationally ready" end-to-end solution.