Deutsche Telekom has begun offering its VDSL2 service to customers in the first 10 communities in its operating territory. Initially supporting up to 50 Mbps, the telco will implement vectoring on its copper lines to offer up to 100 Mbps in the second half of 2014.
Telstra, Australia's incumbent telco, said it was able to transmit up to 100 Mbps of bandwidth over existing copper networks leveraging Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 and vectoring technology.
Orange France has become the latest European service provider to debut a new VDSL2 broadband service for its existing copper-based customers.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, is implementing vectoring on its hybrid copper and FTTC (fiber to the cabinet) last mile network, a move that will enable its wholesale customer to deliver up to 100 Mbps over existing copper.
Deutsche Telekom has gotten clearance from the country's regulator BNA and the European Commission to implement vectoring to increase the rate and reach of its existing VDSL network.
Fiber-based broadband, whether delivered over an all Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) or hybrid copper/fiber Fiber to the Node (FTTN) network, is set to rise to 19 percent of global wireline broadband by the end of this year, says a new ABI Research report.
VDSL2 and its emerging partnering techniques, bonding and vectoring, have been hailed as the next-gen answer for the telco copper network, but according to a new Dell'Oro report on broadband equipment growth, they won't completely make up for slowing ADSL revenues.
G.fast, an emerging last mile technology standard that leverages a telco's existing copper pairs to deliver up to 1 Gbps speeds, got the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) first-stage approval during the Study Group 15 meeting it recently held in Geneva.
Deutsche Telekom said it plans to bring VDSL2 services to 44 cities in Germany, reports FOCUS Magazine.
Fiber to the Home (FTTH) may offer the fastest broadband speeds, but a recent broadbandtrends.com report says that in the near-term, most traditional telcos are opting to use a hybrid copper/fiber approach that uses a mix of VDSL2 and vectoring technologies.