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VDSL2 vectoring

Take VDSL2 vectoring from innovation to deployment

Our VDSL2 vectoring solution provides a smooth migration to vectoring, increased scale, and flexibility – plus the tools you need for efficient operations.

Fast broadband

VDSL2 took copper to higher speeds. Now, the world’s first commercial VDSL2 vectoring technology turbocharges broadband on copper to 100 Mb/s and beyond.

VDSL2 has the potential to reach 100 Mb/s, with VDSL2 35b profile (Vplus) aggregate bitrates in excess of 300 Mb/s. But cross talk between the lines in a cable reduces performance. VDSL2 vectoring is noise-canceling technology, acting a lot like noise-canceling headphones. It counteracts all the cross talk between 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.

Nokia VDSL2 vectoring solutions bring new value to copper. Vectoring technology allows compatibility across VDSL2 17a and 35b/Vplus. You can use it to bring tomorrow’s speeds to today’s networks and 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. To select the best matching technology you can consider VDSL2 35b/Vplus for intermediate-length loops, where it outperforms and VDSL2 17a.

Faster time to market

Use Nokia VDSL2 vectoring to reach more customers with more bandwidth today. Help governments reach national broadband targets faster. Pressure is mounting:

  • Consumers want HD video to satisfy their growing appetite for higher resolution multimedia content, online gaming and virtual reality.
  • 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 Mb/s for all by 2020 and 100 Mb/s for half of all households.

Most service providers can’t afford to wait for fiber to meet these demands. Nokia 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 Nokia VDSL2 vectoring, you can deliver higher speeds at about 1/3 the cost of deploying fiber. And any fiber investments to support vectoring lower costs for future fiber deployments. You’re already part way there.

Adopt field-proven VDSL2 Vectoring technology

In many parts of the world, fiber roll outs have started. But deployments are slow due to the time and cost needed to lay and connect fiber.

VDSL2 vectoring technology is a proven technology. Leading service providers like Proximus, Telekom Austria and many others have already deployed Nokia VDSL2 vectoring solutions.

Deployments confirm that our technology boosts upstream and downstream bandwidth between 90% and 150% depending on line conditions and loop length.

There’s still plenty of speed to be gained from copper. Our ongoing research and testing of new technologies such as MGfast, based on the Nokia Bell Labs XGFast innovation, potentially delivers multi-gigabit speeds over copper, proving that copper still counts.

VDSL2-LR: a new option for a single technology, vectored VDSL2 network

With VDSL2-LR, operators can extend the performance of VDSL2 technology to all subscribers over any length of copper loop.

This new technology’s performance is on par with VDSL2 17a on short and medium loops and offers a service level about 30% better than ADSL2+ for long loops. As a new technology, services are also more stable.

Operations are simplified by using a single VDSL2 technology across the whole network. Commissioning is a breeze: the mode of operation is selected automatically depending on the subscriber’s loop length.

With VDSL2-LR, operators can extend the life of the DSL network simply by replacing ADSL line cards. This improves services for existing DSL subscribers, protecting revenues and helping operators prioritize their FTTN investments.

Ease migration with Zero-Touch Vectoring

Nokia Zero-Touch vectoring technology speeds vectoring deployments by eliminating the need to upgrade legacy CPE to vectoring-friendly mode.

Just one non-vectoring compliant CPE operating in a vectored cable can create interference, which drastically reduces gains on vectored lines. Until now, service providers needed to upgrade all of their existing VDSL2 CPE to vectoring or vectoring-friendly mode to prevent this cross talk from reducing gains.

Zero-Touch vectoring solves this problem by automatically handling all legacy VDSL2 CPEs. Firmware upgrades are not required, so legacy VDSL2 CPEs will be vectoring-friendly without needing to be touched. Only those CPE that are being used to provide higher bandwidth vectoring services will need to be upgraded. This provides a quick and easy way for service providers to introduce vectoring in their network, without having to worry at all about legacy VDSL2 CPEs.

Stay ahead of the broadband curve with Nokia

Nokia VDSL2 innovations are part of a full toolkit of copper and fiber solutions. For a complete broadband infrastructure, it’s a matter of choosing the right mix of copper, fiber and fixed-wireless technologies. Time to market, cost and competitive pressures all influence technology decisions.

  • Copper makes sense where the copper infrastructure is already available. Our solutions support a mix of legacy VDSL2 and vectoring-ready customer premises equipment (CPE) to pave the way for a smooth evolution to next-generation fiber.
  • Fiber makes sense in greenfield areas and strategic areas where deployments can be cost-justified with higher service revenues. Our fiber solutions include GPON, EPON and next generation PON technologies (XGS-PON, NGPON, etc), as well as solutions for point-to-point Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet.

We deliver the mix of copper and fiber access innovations you need to meet your market and financial objectives. Whether you plan to evolve your network quickly or gradually, with copper, fiber, fixed-wireless or a combination, we will continue to take you to higher speeds. With Nokia as your partner, you’re positioned to stay ahead of the broadband curve for many years to come.

Nokia is a pioneer in DSL acceleration

First to market with:

  • VDSL2
  • VDSL2 bonding
  • VDSL2 vectoring

45% market share in VDSL21

38% market share in DSL with most lines deployed1

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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 According to networking and telecommunications market research group, Ovum.