Taking VDSL2 Vectoring from innovation to deployment.
See how our VDSL2 vectoring solution provides a smooth migration to vectoring, increased scale and flexibility plus the tools you need for efficient operations.
VDSL2 took copper to higher speeds. Now, the world’s first commercial VDSL2 Vectoring technology turbocharges broadband on copper to 100 Mbps and beyond.
VDSL2 had the potential to reach 100 Mbps. But noise among the lines in a cable reduced performance. VDSL2 Vectoring is noise-canceling technology. It works a lot like noise-canceling headphones. It cuts out all of the noise, or interference, among the VDSL2 lines in a bundle. With no interference, every VDSL2 line can operate at peak speeds, as if it were the only line in the bundle.
With VDSL2 Vectoring, copper has new value. Tomorrow’s speeds in today’s networks deliver a more compelling and competitive broadband experience. And you can take fiber to the most economical point — a crucial capability in uncertain economic times.
Use VDSL2 Vectoring to reach more customers with more bandwidth today. Help governments reach national broadband targets faster. Pressure is mounting:
- Consumers want HD video, entertainment and gaming services. To satisfy their growing hunger for multimedia content, Alcatel-Lucent forecasts high-end consumers will need 50 Mbps to the home by 2015 and 90 Mbps by 2020. That’s a 15% annual growth rate in demand for speed.
- Businesses are adopting cloud computing, video conferencing and other bandwidth-intensive services. These new ways of working demand high upload and download speeds.
- Governments are implementing national broadband programs, e-healthcare and e-learning for socio-economic development. The European Commission’s Digital Agenda calls for 30 Mbps for all by 2020 and 100 Mbps for half of households.
Most service providers can’t afford to wait for fiber to meet these demands. VDSL2 Vectoring delivers immediate speed to meet immediate need.
Fastest return on investment
There’s already a lot of copper out there. Why not extract more value from it?
- 2/3 of the world’s broadband subscribers are connected through DSL¹.
- More than 1.25 billion households are connected to a copper line².
- 40 million VDSL2 lines have been deployed since 2007³.
Accelerate existing copper to deliver higher speeds quickly and cost effectively. Reusing existing infrastructure reduces investment costs and risks. It also helps with eco-sustainability targets. You’re reusing the same infrastructure, but in a smarter way.
Capitalize on copper to delay the high costs of deploying fiber until those costs make sense for your business objectives and bottom line. With VDSL2 Vectoring, you can deliver higher speeds at about 1/3 the cost of deploying fiber4. And any fiber investments to support VDSL2 Vectoring lower costs for future fiber deployments. You’re already part way there.
“Alcatel-Lucent's plan to make VDSL2 vectoring commercially available is very timely. Service providers and governments have stated their intent to boost broadband speeds to consumers and businesses alike, but the challenges associated with comprehensive fiber-to-the-home deployments have been a major obstacle. VDSL2 vectoring promises to bring speeds of 100Mbps and beyond to advanced copper/fiber hybrid networks and make superfast broadband speeds available to many more people, much faster than many in the industry had thought possible.”
Rob Gallagher, Principal Analyst, Head of Broadband & TV Research
“While there is plenty of encouraging FTTH activity around the world, the lengthy rollout timelines and high capex requirements-- especially for outside plant deployment-- remain formidable hurdles. As a result, we forecast in 2016 that there will be almost 400 million DSL subscribers, compared to 228 million FTTB and FTTH subscribers. Many service providers with existing copper access infrastructure will need to use these assets to address competition, rising bandwidth demand and government driven imperatives aimed at boosting minimum broadband access speed availability and accessibility. Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 vectoring product enhances its access portfolio but more importantly provides an important option for such service providers.”
Kamalini Ganguly, Analyst, Broadband Network Strategies Ovum Straight Talk: Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 vectoring comes of age
- OSP Magazine Article: The Magic Number … 100 Mbps?
- White paper: Get to Fast, Faster. Accelerate Copper Plant with VDSL2 Vectoring and Bonding
- TechZine Feature: Boosting VDSL2 Bit Rates with Vectoring
- IEEE Spectrum feature on VDSL2 Vectoring: Copper at the speed of fiber?
- Phantom Mode: Extending the boundaries of copper to deliver bandwidth-demanding services over existing DSL lines
- Alcatel-Lucent Copper and Fiber Access Portfolio
- Article: Fiber-based GPON Enables Millions of Chinese Households to Get to Fast, Faster
- Get to fast, faster: Realizing the full potential of your copper plant
- How can service providers meet the relentless demand for fixed access bandwidth?
- Belgacom’s Innovative Vectoring Program
- TelecomTV Interview with Manish Gulyani, VP, Networks: There’s life in the old copper dog yet
- Current Analysis: Market Perspective on VDSL2 Vectoring
- LRTV BBWF 2011: Can Carriers Sell Faster DSL?
1 According to networking and telecommunications market research group, Dell’Oro.
2 According to World Bank Group.
3 According to networking and telecommunications market research group, Dell’Oro.
4 Copyright © Heavy Reading May 2010, Copper: Still a Precious Metal?, Graham Finnie.