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.
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.
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.
Alcatel-Lucent and A1, a Telekom Austria Group subsidiary, held a trial of the emerging G.fast vectoring standard where they delivered 1 Gbps-plus speeds over short distances on existing copper network connections to homes and businesses.
Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria Group subsidiary A1 claim to have broken the 1 Gbps broadband speed barrier using G.fast technology developed by Bell Labs over an existing copper telecommunications network.
Alcatel-Lucent continues to make a name for itself in the growing VDSL2 and vectoring space, reporting that it has shipped its one millionth VDSL2 vectoring line, a technology that enables traditional telcos to get higher speeds out of their existing copper networks.
Deutsche Telekom has received got conditional approval from the country's telecom regulator to move ahead with upgrading its existing copper plant with VDSL2 and vectoring technology to more effectively compete with cable competitors.
China Telecom is one of many incumbent telcos finding new life in their copper plant by completing a VDSL2 with vectoring trial with Alcatel-Lucent in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province in southern China.
Vodafone is negotiating a wholesale VDSL2 service arrangement with Deutsche Telekom to deliver a new TVG service over the German incumbent's copper-based last mile network.