TDC Denmark and Alcatel-Lucent conduct VDSL2 Vectoring technology trial

 Telecom Lead Europe: Telecom and networking solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent announced Denmark’s leading communications services provider, TDC, is conducting a trial of VDSL2 Vectoring technology from Alcatel-Lucent.

The project is part of TDC’s commitment to the Danish government’s support of the European Union’s Digital Agenda target of delivering speeds of 100 Mbps to 70 percent of Danish households by 2020.

“Adding Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Vectoring solution to our toolkit could enable us to satisfy our customers’ broadband needs for years to come, and allow TDC to contribute significantly to the timely realization of Denmark’s digital agenda,” said Jess Juhlin Ibsen, CTO of TDC Group.
TDC has been a major proponent of a mixed copper-fiber access strategy – leveraging its existing copper infrastructure in areas where it offers the quickest, most economical option while deploying gigabit passive optical network (GPON) and point-to-point fiber technologies from Alcatel-Lucent in areas where co-digging with power utility companies is profitable. This blended approach will enable TDC to give customers the highest bandwidths in the shortest timeframe and in the most cost-effective way.

TDC has turned to VDSL2 Vectoring technology to deliver data speeds comparable with those delivered over fiber-optic networks – over its existing DSL infrastructure. VDSL2 Vectoring is a noise-cancelling technology that removes the noise, or interference between the multiple VDSL2 lines in a bundle, so that each VDSL2 line can operate at its best and deliver higher bit rates. This enables the delivery of downstream speeds of 100 Mbps at distances of up to 400 meters, as soon as regulatory obstacles in Denmark have been removed.
“TDC’s mixed copper-fiber approach, including the trial of VDSL2 Vectoring technology, takes advantage of the enormous flexibility of our Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family of fixed access products and custom-made cabinets,” said Peter Fink, general manager of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Denmark.

“Field trials with leading service providers have shown that Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Vectoring solution helps operators ‘get to fast, faster’, accommodating downstream bit rates of 100 Mbps and more. Together with TDC, we plan to achieve similar speeds on their DSL network,” Fink added.

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