Designed to improve the data speeds and bandwidth capacity of existing copper access networks
French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent has launched its new VDSL2 Vectoring technology which, the company claims, will further accelerate the availability of superfast broadband services.
The company said that VDSL2 will help communications service providers (CSPs) to improve the data speeds and capacity of existing copper access networks. The technology will also help CSPs to bring consumers and businesses broadband speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and beyond, added the company.
With the enhanced capabilities of copper access network, CSPs can now improve their broadband offerings and reach more subscribers with the existing copper infrastructure, said Alcatel-Lucent.
The new technology will enable operators to meet end-user demand, competitive pressure, and government targets to accelerate broadband availability and reach, added the company.
The company said that in making gradual transition to fibre, operators can benefit from reliable, cost-effective options that allow high bandwidth to be delivered on a faster schedule.
Alcatel-Lucent said that over 1.25 billion of the world’s households are connected to copper lines. It added, the company’s next-generation DSL technologies, such as VDSL2 and Vectoring provide effective ways to provide more bandwidth to more subscribers using existing copper resources.
Alcatel-Lucent Wireline Division president Dave Geary said with the enhanced broadband portfolio, including VDSL2 Vectoring, operators can deliver new services and generate new revenue, quickly.
"Our objective is to help operators – and nations – ‘get to fast, faster’," said Dave. "For operators this means shortening the time needed to recoup their investments, and making it easier for them to meet various national broadband goals."