Orange France serves up new VDSL2 service

Orange France has become the latest European service provider to debut a new VDSL2 broadband service for its existing copper-based customers.

The new service, according to the telco's website, is available to its LiveBox Play, Open Play and Open Jet subscribers.

Eligible customers will be able to get speeds from 15 to 50 Mbps and upload speeds of 8 Mbps depending how far away their premise is from the nearest remote terminal (RT) cabinet.

However, the service provider said that "under certain conditions, near the exchange points subscribers can benefit from faster theoretical speeds of up to 100 Mbps."

These new products are part of the service provider's broader plans to deploy VDSL2 in 5,000 of its telephone exchanges, which it said would enable it to deliver hybrid copper/fiber-based broadband to about 60 percent of the country's population by the end of this fall.

In addition to VDSL2, Orange France continues to make progress with FTTH. Earlier this year, Orange and SFR signed a new agreement with France's central government and Ile-de-France region to bring fiber to the home to major Paris suburbs by the year 2020.  

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- TeleGeography has this article

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