Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Hits 10 Million VDSL2 Vectoring Line Shipments

Alcatel-Lucent has reached the milestone of 10 million VDSL2 vectoring line shipments. VDSL2 vectoring allows operators to deploy ultra-broadband services of up to 100 Mbps over their existing copper telephone networks. Alcatel-Lucent first launched its VDSL2 vectoring solution three years ago.

Proximus (formerly Belgacom), Belgium’s operator and the first in the world to deploy a nationwide VDSL2 vectoring network, celebrated a year of successful VDSL2 vectoring operations with the award of a golden line card from Alcatel-Lucent to represent the historic 10 million–shipment milestone.

Alcatel-Lucent currently has 27 VDSL2 vectoring customers in every region of the world, including Israel’s Bezeq, KPN in the Netherlands, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, TE Data in Egypt and NBN Co. in Australia, with more than 65 commercial trials of the technology conducted by operators.

Federico GuillĂ©n, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Access Business Line said: “We’re seeing huge growth for VDSL2 vectoring alongside our fiber-to-the-home solutions as more and more operators realize they need both copper and fiber technologies to meet their customers’ ultra-broadband demands. Having been first to market with VDSL2 vectoring and again with G.fast and TWDM-PON technologies, we are committed to giving operators the choice of technologies they need to provide the best services for their customers.”


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