Showing posts with label Vectoring. Show all posts
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Deutsche Telekom activates vectoring upgrade in more areas

Deutscke Telekom announced another milestone for its broadband upgrade program as 226,400 households in 151 municipalities can now surf faster on the Internet with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 40 Mbps.

The cities benefiting include Haltern am See, with 12,000 households, Werdau, with 11,200, Aachen with 10,900, Illingen with 8,300, and Peißenberg with another 6,400 households.

“We’re not just building information superhighways between major metropolises and population centers; our network also extends to rural areas. We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion," says Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. “Some of our build-out projects are designed to serve tens of thousands of households, while others benefit just a handful. For us, every line counts. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Aachen, Chemnitz or Munich or in Aulendorf, Bisingen or Schwindegg.” No other company is investing as much in broadband expansion in rural areas as Deutsche Telekom. The next wave of commissioning is scheduled for September 17.

Monday, June 18, 2018

ASSIA envisions Terabit DSL

Dr. John Cioffi, Chairman and CEO of ASSIA and Professor Emeritus at Stanford, will present a vision for delivering terabit-class connectivity over twisted pair copper lines in the home.

This fiber-like speed could be enabled by leveraging previously-unexploited waveguide modes of current copper infrastructure coupled with ASSIA's vectored transmission capability.

In a presentation at this week's TNO Ultra-fast Broadband Seminar in The Netherlands, Dr. Cioffi will explore how vectored waveguide-mode use of copper phone lines is similar to 5G wireless's Massive MIMO use of millimeter-wave transmission.  He will also discuss how waveguide modes use frequencies above 100 GHz to enable extraordinary speeds.

When deployed, these extremely high-frequency millimeter and sub-millimeter waves hold the possibility of increasing single-line data rates to terabits/second at 100-meter lengths on ordinary twisted pair phone wire.  Speeds of 100 Gbps could be achieved at distances over 300 meters, and speeds of 10 Gbps could be achieved at distances over 500 meters.

During this presentation, Dr. Cioffi will explain how 5G wireless often runs at 28 GHz and 39 GHz, while commercial microwave gear can run at 70 GHz and 90 GHz.  Wireless transmission above 300 GHz (sub-millimeter wave) is being actively researched.  Cioffi explains, "Early designs suggest link latency of 50-100 microsec is readily achievable, which would easily allow even the most stringent 5G latency specifications of 1ms or less to be achieved with Terabit DSLs."

Today's fastest DSL (G.fast) uses only 200 MHz of bandwidth, while wireless uses 25 times as much spectrum. Dr. Cioffi notes, "by working with my ASSIA colleagues Dr. Chan Soo Hwang, Dr. Ken Kerpez, and Dr. Ioannis Kanellakopoulos, we found a solution that uses higher frequencies over wires."

https://www.assia-inc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TDSL-presentation.pdf

Monday, January 15, 2018

Deutsche Telekom completes next wave of FTTC + vectoring rollout

Deutsche Telekom completed its next wave of FTTC (fiber to the cabinet) and vectoring upgrades. As a result, more than 358,000 households in 207 cities and 122 communities can now connect to the Internet with up to 100 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload.

"We are the only company pursuing comprehensive broadband expansion," says Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom. "Some of our upgrade projects serve tens of thousands of households, while others serve just a handful. For us, every line counts... No other company is investing as much in broadband expansion in rural areas as Deutsche Telekom."

The next FTTC commissioning wave will take place on February 15. With this upgrade, copper lines running between local exchanges and street cabinets are being replaced with fiber-optic cables. Vectoring is used to increase performance over the remaining copper cable into the home. Later this year, DT is looking to deploy super-vectoring, which could push downstream speeds to 250 Mbps.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ADTRAN notes shipment of 10m Vectoring Ports

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced that it has now shipped 10 million vectoring ports as network operators in the U.S. and Europe seek to optimise their ability to deliver ultra-broadband services.

ADTRAN's stated that it has extended its leading position in the broadband services market over the past four quarters, claiming to have shipped more DSL and VDSL2 vectoring ports in North America than all other suppliers combined.

The company noted that VDSL2 vectoring technology is a key element in equipping network operators to expand their broadband services by enabling the provision of 100 Mbit/s bandwidth utilising the existing copper-based DSL infrastructure that may previously have been limited to supporting 10 Mbit/s bandwidth. Particularly suitable for urban deployments and multi-dwelling units, vectoring offers a scalable approach to increasing the DSL network capacity.

Vectoring enables the delivery of higher bandwidths over the installed access network, increasing service speeds up to 100 Mbit/s using VDSL2 vectoring, or to more than 300 Mbit/s leveraging higher spectrum Super-Vectoring technology. ADTRAN noted that service providers are increasingly adopting vectoring technology to enable the provision of higher-speed broadband where time-to-market or economic constraints mean that the deployment of new fibre infrastructure is not practical.

http://www.adtran.com


  • In October 2016, ADTRAN announced it was extending its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives (ECCL) program to the entire EMEA region, noting that the program would support the European Commission's Connectivity for a European Gigabit Society initiative. The ECCL program is designed to bring ultra-fast and gigabit broadband services to communities based on its FTTP, G.fast and VDSL vectoring solutions.

  • In August last year, ADTRAN announced that it had shipped 50,000 units of its Total Access 5000 (TA5000) multi-service access node (MSAN) in North America. The TA5000 offers multi-service capabilities including gigabit service delivery over fibre, high-speed broadband over copper utilising VDSL2 vectoring and Super-Vectoring technology, plus support for mobile backhaul and Carrier Ethernet services. ADTRAN claimed that the platform was in use by over 50% of the top 100 U.S. network operators, including the seven largest providers.

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 Guillén, 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.”

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/press/2015/alcatel-lucent-and-proximus-celebrate-milestone-10-million-vdsl2-vectoring-line-shipments-and-first

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ADTRAN Develops Frequency Division Vectoring

ADTRAN introduced a Frequency Division Vectoring (FDV) technology that enhances the capabilities of both G.fast and VDSL2 vectoring by enabling them to better coexist by working in tandem across a single subscriber line in the service provider’s network. The company said its patent-pending FDV doubles data rates and increases the reach of intermediate-rate services – between 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps – allowing the delivery of cost-effective premium broadband to 80% more subscribers.

FDV expands the addressable market for G.fast by broadening its applicability from Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB) and Fiber-to-the-distribution points (FTTdp) out to existing street cabinet sites.

“While G.fast and VDSL2 have always been seen as complementary technologies, the limitations of G.fast have been exposed when forced to operate in a VDSL2-compatible mode at higher rates,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst, broadband access and pay TV, Infonetics. “As service providers look to build out their G.fast adoption strategies, ADTRAN’s FDV technology has a key performance impact by allowing G.fast and vectored VDSL2 technologies to work in concert to boost performance. Service providers can now maximize a broader market opportunity without wasting unused bandwidth in their networks or prematurely forcing subscribers served by 100Mbps VDSL2 to move to G.fast.”

http://www.adtran.com

Infographic: Vectored VDSL Adoption Around the World

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Swisscom Marches Forward with Vectored VDSL

Swisscom announced a broadband milestone: over a million homes and businesses already connected to ultra-fast broadband network.

At the beginning of 2014, Swisscom started to roll out VDSL vectoring technology into those areas where Fibre to the Curb had been installed/  Across Switzerland, Swisscom has switched 200,000 homes and businesses over to vectoring, which makes it one of Europe's top providers. The roll-out of Fibre to the Street (FTTS) has already been completed in ten municipalities, for example Croy (VD), Wila (ZH), Iragna (TI), Prêles (BE) and Rothenthurm (SZ). The network is currently being rolled out to over 100 further municipalities.

Thanks to FTTS, broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps can now be achieved. Swisscom is also collaborating with Huawei to develop G.fast, a successor technology to VDSL.

http://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2014/07/20140730-Netzausbau-Ultrabreitband.html

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

eircom Rolls Out VDSL2 Vectoring with Huawei

eircom is rolling out VDSL2 vectoring to boost broadband speeds up to 100 Mbps for more than 700,000 homes and businesses across Ireland. The deployment uses technology from Huawei.

By the end of March 2014, vectoring has been deployed to the vast majority of eircom’s 3,000 fibre broadband cabinets. eircom estimates that at least 70% of the approximately 700,000 homes and businesses currently passed by its fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) network will be able to achieve speeds of between 70Mbps and 100Mbps.

Commenting on the development Carolan Lennon, Managing Director eircom Wholesale, said "Leading telecoms analysts such as Analysys Mason estimate that by 2020 European homes and small businesses will need download speeds of 100Mbps. With the deployment of vectoring we’re making those speeds available to homes and businesses within our existing national fibre footprint now, and the 1.4 million homes and businesses we intend to reach by 2016. Once completed, the broadband speeds available over our National Next Generation Fibre Access Network are now faster than most Fixed Line Operators across Europe.

We continue to work closely with our Global vendors, such as Huawei, to explore further hugely exciting technological developments in this area such as G.Fast, which offers the potential of future step changes in both upload and download broadband speeds by driving fibre further out into our network."

http://www.huawei.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CEO Interview: 2014 Outlook for DSL

Dr. John Cioffi, CEO of ASSIA, Inc., discusses the outlook for DSL technologies in 2014, including market opportunities, the use of Vectoring to improve performance, G.fast and Phantom Mode.


  • Are there new markets or applications for DSL?
  • What are the prospects for upgrading the existing DSL base with vectoring?
  • Future prospects for DSL in the U.S.?
  • Future prospects for DSL in Europe?
  • Does DSL have a new chance with Australia's NBN?
  • Does DSL make sense in areas with poor copper plants?
  • How has vectoring evolved?
  • How good is nodescale vectoring?
  • How fast can DSL ultimately go?
  • Any more opportunities to enhance DSL?
  • What are the prospects for G.fast?
  • Does FTTH still cost too much?
  • What is Phantom Mode?
What's next for ASSIA?




Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ASSIA and Lantiq Sign Vectored VDSL Cross-license Deal

Lantiq and ASSIA Inc. announced a collaboration and cross-license agreement for the management of vectored systems.

Lantiq has shipped nearly two million vectored VDSL ports to its DSLAM vendor customers.

ASSIA’s DSL Expresse management software manages approximately 20 percent of all DSLs worldwide.

The companies said the combination of ASSIA's DSL Expresse Smart Vectoring management software with Lantiq vectored VDSL chipsets enables broadband service providers to automatically plan, predict, manage and optimize the performance of their vectored VDSL networks, thereby ensuring the best possible customer experience and maximizing their return on investment.

“By collaborating with ASSIA, we expect to leverage the full benefits of vectored VDSL, regardless of deployment scenario, and to set the highest standards for product performance for our customers,” said Lantiq CEO Dan Artusi. “The agreement also assures substantial IP protection for customer deployments based on Lantiq chipsets and ASSIA software tools.”

“ASSIA is delighted to be working with Lantiq on the products and solutions that make the deployment and management of vectored VDSL networks easier and faster,” said ASSIA CEO and Chairman, Dr. John Cioffi. “As a result of this agreement, service providers worldwide have the opportunity to improve customer experience and economically deliver high-performance broadband services to the digital home.”

http://www.assia-inc.com
http://www.lantiq.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Intros Fixed-Access Micronodes

Alcatel-Lucent launched a range of fixed access micro-nodes that combine fiber and VDSL2 vectoring to bring ultra-broadband fixed access to more users, more quickly.

The small, customizable, fiber-fed micro-nodes can be deployed on telephone poles, in manholes, in buildings, and any other “fiber-to-the-distribution point” (FTTdp) location, covering 192, 48, 16, or even a single subscriber. The units offer a choice of powering options (remote or reverse), uplinks (GPON or GE), mounting, and service ports.  The range includes:

  • 7367 ISAM SX-48V with 48 VDSL2 vectoring ports
  • 7367 ISAM SX-16V with 16 VDSL2 vectoring ports
  • 7368 ISAM ONT G-010V with 1 VDSL2 port
  • 7363 ISAM MX-6: a compact modular system (with 6 mini linecards) supporting up to 192 VDSL2 vectoring ports. In addition, xDSL, POTS, and P2P fiber are also supported.

Alcatel Lucent also recently unveiled an EPON fiber solution, as well as a new Motive ServiceView solution that provides visibility across the entire network – including a view of micro-nodes and EPON fiber. It also looks across network services and all customer connected devices.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQwJ73TinOA&feature=share&list=UUB4MBMGaIN6zcfWHLJLwZlA

Monday, October 21, 2013

Broadcom Debuts System-level Vector Processor

Broadcom introduced its system-level vector processor (VP) for removing crosstalk interference on DSL networks .

Broadcom said its BCM65500 solution enables services with throughput well over 100 Mbps downstream from any port of standard xDSL chassis of up to 384-lines. The BCM65500 vectoring processor is a turnkey system-level vectoring solution that offers Vector Control Entity (VCE) software to manage the BCM65500 and G.vector DSP chipsets, as well as Broadcom's high-performance, power-efficient 28nm XLP II control processor. The advanced microarchitecture leverages the 28nm process for industry-leading power and cost.

Network operators can see performance benefits with the upgrade of a single system fabric board in an already-deployed DSLAM -- a comparatively lower investment to more than double the bandwidth of existing copper lines.

"G.vector technology enables global operators to deliver high-bandwidth broadband services quickly, easily and cost-effectively by extending the performance of existing copper infrastructures," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Carrier Access. "Our new system-level vector processor, utilizing Broadcom's field-proven G.vector technology and our unique DSL expertise, offers system OEMs a comprehensive solution to support the continued growth of DSL and FTTN services."

The Broadcom BCM65500 currently is sampling.

http://www.broadcom.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lantiq and KEYMILE Announce VDSL System Level Vectoring

Lantiq and KEYMILE announced volume shipments of system level vectoring equipped VDSL Linecards to a major telecommunications carrier. The company said the deployment will surpass 1.5 million vectored lines in 2013. A majority of these VDSL Linecards is already deployed in the field and vectoring based broadband services are expected to be offered to consumers by the end of 2013.

The joint Lantiq/KEYMILE system level vectoring solution supports 192 channels.

Bjeorn Claassen, CEO of KEYMILE: "Our joint vectoring solution is a great example of the ongoing strong and valuable collaboration between Lantiq and KEYMILE. Due to this close collaboration we were able to ship a market-ready and market leading vectoring product to our customers, only 1.5 years after official approval of the vectoring standard. We highly value Lantiq as a reliable and flexible partner. The Lantiq solution plays an essential role in our cutting-edge vectoring offering."

Dan Artusi, CEO of Lantiq: "Lantiq has a large footprint in VDSL for central office and CPE and is rapidly gaining market share. VDSL, including vectoring and bonded lines, is worldwide becoming the key technology for superfast internet. By shipping the first field deployed System Level Vectoring solution for mass deployment, we reinforce our leading role in VDSL and enable millions of customers to get connected to ultra-fast Internet services."

http://www.lantiq.com/vectoring
http://www.keymile.com

Monday, September 30, 2013

Huawei Implements Node Level Vectoring Across 896 Copper Access Lines

Huawei is rolling out a new version of its MA5600T all-in-one broadband access platform with the ability to support vectoring across 896 copper access lines -- more than twice the average line capacity of alternative vectoring systems.

The vectoring system improves line access speeds by adding reverse crosstalk noise to cancel signal noise thus boosting copper access speeds to over 100 Mbps.  Huawei said a special vectoring algorithm, powerful vectoring processing and node level vectoring (NLV) technology, enables its MA5600T to support up to 896 lines. The MA5600T could be deployed at a central office or in an outdoor FTTC cabinet to provide large-capacity vectoring access.

Huawei's MA5600T shares its vectoring service boards with the mid-size MA5603T, further improving the backplane capacity of converged optical and copper access platforms to 8.8 TB. Additionally, MA5600T is compatible with copper-based access boards (including xDSL, POTS, and Combo) and optical fiber–based access boards (including GE, GPON, 10GE, and 10 GPON).

Mr. You Yiyong, President of Huawei access product line, said, "Huawei's large-capacity vectoring system can solve the CO DSLAM access speed improvement issue and provide end to end, any node ultra-fast broadband access. Committed to resolving operators' requirements, Huawei will continue to research high-speed access technologies and, together with the industry, provide more efficient end-to-end ultra-fast broadband access solutions."

http://pr.huawei.com/en/news/hw-309758-vectoring.htm#.UkmYDoblbTp
http://www.huawei.com/en/products/fixed-access/fttx/olt/ma5600t/

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent's G.fast Achieves 1.3 Gbps over 70m of Copper

Alcatel-Lucent announced G.fast access technology, which uses Bell Labs vectoring techniques and a wide frequency band to achieve very high speeds on copper lines over very short distances.  The company said G.fast is intended for typical applications of 500 Mbps at 100 meters or less. In recent demonstrations and under laboratory conditions, Alcatel-Lucent achieved 1.3 Gbps over 70 meters.  The technology is being positioned as an evolutionary step for VDLS2.

A trial conducted with A1, the Austrian subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, first tested G.fast over a single, good quality cable, achieving a maximum speed of 1.1 Gbps over 70 meters and 800 Mbps over 100 meters. On older unshielded cables, typical of most in-building cabling in Austria, the trial achieved speeds of 500 Mbps over 100 meters on a single line. Although adding a second line introduces crosstalk, the use of vectoring can be used to maintain 500 Mbps over 100m. In comparison, DSL networks typically deliver speeds of 5-30 Mbps and VDSL2 vectoring networks typically supporting up to 100 Mbps.

Alcatel-Lucent said G.fast, which is not yet standardized, won’t be commercially available for several years.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ikanos Enhances its Home Gateway Processor with Diagnostics/Monitoring

Ikanos Communications is enhancing its family of Fusiv Vx185 A/VDSL2 communications processors with in-home broadband diagnostic and monitoring capabilities that enable DSL operators to proacti
vely identify the cause of common wiring faults and noise interference problems.

Ikanos' inSIGHT BXM software suite leverages the advanced diagnostic features of the chipset, along with Ikanos’ patent-pending algorithms, to identify and resolve service issues such as wiring problems, cuts and noise on the line near or inside the home.

The Ikanos inSIGHT BXM includes the following capabilities:
  • Determines the loop topology without the need to rely on detailed loop records that are often unreliable and out of date.
  • Detects common service-impacting wiring issues, including bridge tap impairments, improperly connected microfilters, wire cuts, corroded wiring, and non-standard cables.
  • Provides the unique ability to identify common sources of in-home noise interference and determine their impact on the customer experience.
  • Enables both the consumer and carrier personnel to resolve service-affecting issues through an intuitive user interface, enabling problems to be resolved locally while minimizing the need for service calls and truck rolls. 

The solution can be deployed as a standalone solution embedded in the company’s family of Fusiv Vx185 A/VDSL2 communications processors.

Ikanos’ inSIGHT BXM is currently available for lab trials.  General availability is scheduled for early 2014.

http://www.ikanos.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

P&T Luxembourg Tests ALU's Vectoring


P&T Luxembourg is testing Alcate-Lucent's Zero-Touch Vectoring innovations to help meet the government's "Ultra High BroadBand", which aims at providing all Luxembourg residents with broadband speeds of 100 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream.

P&T Luxembourg is already deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s GPON and P2P-based fiber access solution, and is now investigating how to leverage its existing DSL infrastructure to reach the government’s 100 Mbps target faster – through the use of VDSL2 Bonding and Vectoring.

VDSL2 Vectoring is a noise-cancelling technology that removes the interference between the multiple VDSL2 lines, so that each VDSL2 line can operate at its best and deliver higher data transmission speeds. In combination with VDSL2 Bonding, which takes two copper-based VDSL2 lines per subscriber and aggregates them, speeds of 100 Mbps can be achieved at distances up to 800m.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

In October, lcatel-Lucent introduced new signal processing software developed by Bell Labs that promises to shake up the business model for VDSL2.

The new ‘Zero Touch Vectoring’capability eliminates the need to upgrade every CPE in a copper node whenever the first customer opts for faster broadband access delivered over a VDSL2 vectored line.  Previously, a carrier choosing to deploy VDSL2 Vectoring was required to upgrade every modem on the network in order to properly handle the crosstalk elimination.

Alcatel-Lucent introduced the first commercial VDSL2 Vectoring solution in September 2011, delivering 100 Mbps over existing copper loop lengths of 400 meters.  VDSL2 vectoring uses digital signal processing to remove crosstalk between copper pairs in a bundle, similar to noise cancellation in headphones. From line cards at the central office or DSLAM, the system measures the crosstalk from all the lines in the bundle and then generates an anti-phase signal to cancel out the noise.  Alcatel-Lucent developed its own chipset and software.  The VDSL2 vectoring is delivered via  a 48-port Board Level Vectoring card, a 48-port System Level Vectoring card, and a Vector Processing card supporting up to 384 ports.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Deutsche Telekom Looks to Vectoring

Deutsche Telekom has submitted an application to Germany's Federal Network Agency to permit the use of vectoring for boosting the performance of its copper access network.

Deutsche Telekom plans to invest about EUR 6 billion over the next four years primarily to enhance its fixed network with vectoring. This upgrade would entail extending fiber optics up to the cable distribution boxes and then installing vectoring technology in the cabinets. This will enable 24 million households to benefit from the new technology.

Deutsche Telekom said the use of vectoring could boost VDSL downstream access rates to 100 Mbps, compared with top speeds in the 50 Mbps range today. Vectoring also supports upstream rates of around 40 Mbps.

In this regulatory filing, Deutsche Telekom is proposing to permit competitors to access lines that it has upgraded with vectoring. The carrier would offer a bitstream connection for vectoring available as a wholesale product.

Deutsche Telekom is also proposing that is competitors be allowed to deploy vectoring at the cable distribution boxes that they have already connected using fiber optics. Development of new areas by competitors is generally also conceivable. A prerequisite is that they - just like Telekom - allow other companies to use the new connections (open access). In addition, the "KVz-TAL" (subscriber line that runs to the cable distribution box) will generally be retained - this was a key demand of the trade associations of competitors.

"Only with vectoring can millions of households be provided with fast and efficient high-performance connections in the fixed network. We must take this opportunity for better networking of society in Germany, and that's why we have now seized the initiative with our application," emphasizes Niek Jan van Damme, Member of the Board of Management for Germany at Deutsche Telekom. In Belgium and Austria the regulatory authorities have already approved the use of vectoring with the support of the EU Commission.

http://www.telekom.com

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.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
http://www.belgacom.com/be-en/newsdetail/ND_20121017_VDSL2_Alcatel_Lucent.page


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