Denmark's TDC Group ups broadband speeds on VDSL2 vectoring network

Nov. 28, 2016
TDC Group of Denmark has decided to increase the capabilities of its copper-based broadband access architecture beyond VDSL2 vectoring with the addition of Nokia's VDSL2 35b Vplus technology, according to the systems house.

TDC Group of Denmark has decided to increase the capabilities of its copper-based broadband access architecture beyond VDSL2 vectoring with the addition of Nokia'sVDSL2 35b Vplus technology, according to the systems house.

Nokia positions the Vplus technology as in interim step toward G.fast for operators who wish to upgrade medium-length copper connections from VDSL2 17a vectoring. Vplus doubles VDSL2 spectrum from 17 to 35 MHz, which offers support for as much as twice the transmission rates over the same infrastructure. The technology will support transmission of 200 Mbps or more up to 500 m and 300 Mbps or more at distances up to 250 m. The ITU-T has standardized the approach as the VDSL2 35b profile.

Nokia will supply its 7302 ISAM FD Equipment with VDSL2 35b Vplus technology as part of the deployment. It also will upgrade existing Nokia 7330 ISAM FD shelves where needed with Vplus-capable line cards.

"We have a clear ambition to offer the best connections to the Danes," asserted Peter Trier Schleidt, COO of TDC Group. "Regardless of where its subscribers live, TDC Group offers a mobile, broadband, and TV solution. We want to do even better, particularly for rural areas, and therefore we are very pleased that Vplus technology lets us use our old copper connections in new ways to benefit our customers. We expect many customers to experience a clear improvement in their broadband speeds and entertainment offerings when we roll out Vplus technology."

Nokia also has supplied the Vplus technology to Telekom Austria subsidiary A1 (see "A1 Telekom Austria taps Alcatel-Lucent for broadband network upgrade, including G.fast").

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