Alcatel Lucent enhances broadband speed with innovative technology

Alcatel Lucent says it has now made available for commercial use its new technology for what it calls ‘superfast’ broadband services.

In a press release copied to, the Paris-based IT solutions provider says it has enhanced its broadband portfolio to further accelerate the availability of superfast broadband services.

According to the company, with the first commercial availability of VDSL2 Vectoring technology, it is helping communications service providers dramatically “boost the data speeds and capacity of existing copper access networks to bring consumers and businesses broadband speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and beyond.”

It says by boosting the capabilities of copper access networks, it makes it possible for service providers to make the best use of existing copper infrastructure.

“As a result, operators now have the ability to improve their broadband offerings and reach more subscribers much more quickly than ever before,” it says in the release.

Commenting, Rob Gallagher, Principal Analyst, Head of Broadband & TV Research, Informa, said: “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.”

Dave Geary, President, Wireline Division of Alcatel-Lucent, was cited in the release saying, “With our enhanced broadband portfolio, including VDSL2 Vectoring and recent innovations in next-generation fiber, operators can deliver new services and generate new revenue, quickly. Our objective is to help operators – and nations – ‘get to fast, faster’. For operators this means shortening the time needed to recoup their investments, and making it easier for them to meet various national broadband goals.”

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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