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Alcatel-Lucent passes 1 mil. shipments of VDSL vectoring tech

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Paris-based telecoms equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent has passed the milestone of one million line shipments of its VDSL2 vectoring technology, which boosts broadband speeds to near-fibre levels by eliminating line noise between multiple copper lines.

Alcatel-Lucent’s one million VDSL2 vectoring lines have been delivered to 11 different service providers, including Belgacom and Telekom Austria, and the company has been involved in more than 40 trials for the technology.

Amongst those operators trialling the technology are P&T Luxembourg, which has implemented the world’s first trial combining VDSL2 vectoring with bonding, a technique claimed to double the distance over which 100Mbps can be provided.

Federico Guillén, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Fixed Networks business, said: “Many broadband customers around the world still only get 2 to 8Mbps connections at home. Knowing that their existing DSL plug in the wall could provide up to 100Mbps is very exciting.”

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