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.
P&T Luxembourg on Wednesday became the latest European telco to begin testing Alcatel-Lucent's vectoring technology in combination with VDSL2 bonding as a way to deliver higher speed data services to comply with the government's Ultra High BroadBand plan.
Deutsche Telekom on Friday revealed its €30 billion ($39 billion) plan to battle ongoing competitive threats from cable operators in Germany and improve its last-mile wireline and LTE-based wireless networks.
Deutsche Telekom on Friday became the latest traditional wireline provider to consider DSL with vectoring to increase the speeds it can deliver over its existing copper plant.