Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), a provider of networking and communications, announced that TDC, a communications provider in Denmark, is conducting a trial of VDSL2 Vectoring technology to evaluate the potential of delivering superfast Internet across existing copper line.
A noise cancelling technology, VDSL2 Vectoring from Alcatel-Lucent removes the noise or interference between the multiple VDSL2 lines in a bundle. It delivers data speeds comparable with those delivered over fiber-optic networks. The technology boasts downstream speeds of 100 Mbps at distances of up to 400 meters, as soon as regulatory obstacles in Denmark have been removed.
This superfast Internet speed can be delivered over existing DSL infrastructure. As a result, TDC can offer the most economical broadband 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, according to company officials.
“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.
The high-speed broadband rollout 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.
“TDC's ambition is to become the best-performing incumbent telecom player in Europe – measured by value creation, customer satisfaction and employee pride,” said Jess Juhlin Ibsen, CTO at TDC Group (News - Alert). “Achieving this goal depends on us providing our customers with the best broadband service experience using breakthrough access technology.”
According to Ibsen, adding Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Vectoring solution to its toolkit enables the company to satisfy its customers’ broadband needs for years to come, and allow TDC to contribute significantly to the timely realization of Denmark’s digital agenda.
Edited by Braden Becker