Alcatel-Lucent accelerates availability of 'superfast' broadband

Staff writer
23 Sep 2011
Press Announcement

Alcatel-Lucent enhanced its broadband portfolio to further accelerate the availability of superfast broadband services.

With the first commercial availability of VDSL2 Vectoring technology, Alcatel-Lucent is helping communications service providers dramatically boost the data speeds and capacity of existing copper access networks to bring consumers and businesses broadband speeds of 100 Mbps and beyond.

By boosting the capabilities of copper access networks, Alcatel-Lucent makes it possible for service providers to make the best use of existing copper infrastructure. As a result, operators now have the ability to improve their broadband offerings and reach more subscribers much more quickly than ever before.

Many governments have recognized that universal broadband is critical for e-health, e-learning, and socio-economic development. National broadband plans set specific bandwidth targets and timelines. In order to meet end-user demand, competitive pressure, and government targets, many operators have started looking at ways to accelerate broadband availability and reach.

In making the gradual transition to fiber, many operators can benefit from reliable, cost-effective options that allow high bandwidth to be delivered on a faster schedule. With more than 1.25 billion1 of the world’s households currently connected to copper lines, next-generation DSL technologies, such as VDSL2 and Vectoring provide effective ways to provide more bandwidth to more subscribers using existing copper resources.

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