Alcatel-Lucent to accelerate availability of superfast broadband

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it enhanced its broadband
portfolio to further accelerate the availability of superfast broadband



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


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.



“Alcatel-Lucent’s plan to make VDSL2 vectoring
commercially available is very timely.  Service providers and governments
have stated their intent to boost broadband speeds to consumers and
businesses alike, but the challenges associated with comprehensive
fiber-to-the-home deployments have been a major obstacle.  VDSL2 Vectoring
promises to bring speeds of 100Mbps and beyond to advanced copper/fiber hybrid
networks and make superfast broadband speeds available to many more
people, much faster than many in the industry had thought possible,” said
Rob Gallagher, principal analyst, head of Broadband and TV Research, Informa.



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 billion 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.



“With our enhanced broadband portfolio, including
VDSL2 Vectoring and recent innovations in next-generation fiber, operators can
deliver new services and generate new revenue, quickly. Our objective is to
help operators – and nations – ‘get to fast, faster’. For operators this means
shortening the time needed to recoup their investments, and making it easier
for them to meet various national broadband goals,” said Dave Geary,
president, Wireline Division of Alcatel-Lucent.



Alcatel-Lucent recently announced that it will be
Telefonica in its initiative to deliver superfast 4G mobile broadband services
with the deployment of LTE technology that will enable the launch of the first
4G wireless network in Spain.



The 4G pre-commercial pilot networks in Madrid and
Barcelona based on LTE mobile broadband technology will enable Telefonica to
test different applications and services that can take advantage of the fast
Internet connections on 4G LTE network.



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