Upgrade of Belgacom’s national triple-play network
Alcatel-Lucent and Belgium-based telecom company Belgacom are working on a joint-development programme to introduce advanced technologies to increase access speeds to the Internet.
Both the companies are working on a joint-development programme that will help Belgacom to boost performance over its national triple-play network to provide guaranteed speeds of 50 megabits per second and beyond, by 2014.
The company is planning to commercially introduce VDSL2 Vectoring to support service offerings by pursuing consistently its broadband deployment strategy through the ‘Broadway’ programme and making the most of existing fibre investments.
VDSL2 Vectoring technology offers the capability of copper to support data speeds up to 100 Mbps and beyond, Alcatel-Lucent said.
Belgacom executive vice president of Service Delivery Engine Scott Alcott said their continuous network modernisation over the years has positioned Belgium among the leading broadband nations in the world.
"Together with the expertise of Alcatel-Lucent, we continue to deploy innovative solutions to leverage our existing copper infrastructure in a fast and cost-effective way, delivering a higher quality broadband experience to our subscribers," Alcott said.
Alcatel-Lucent Europe, Middle East and Africa president Stephen Carter said their innovations help ensure that copper access networks, which are widely deployed across Europe, remain a powerful option to deliver high-performance broadband.
"Today, communications service providers are looking for ways to get the most out of their existing networks, and as a leader in fixed broadband access, we continue to push the boundaries of the possible," Carter said.