Huawei Ups VDSL2/Vectoring Speeds to 300 Mbps Down

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Many, including The Online Reporter, keep thinking that copper phone wires are dead when it comes to providing broadband access but as long as there are millions of miles of copperwires in the ground connecting residences to the net, telcos and their suppliers keep developing new technologies to maximize their speed.

Huawei announced at the Broadband World Forum what it called “the industry’s largest-capacity SuperVector solution through copper lines,” which accelerates broadband speeds up to 300 Mbps down within a 300 meter distance – and by replacing one circuit board, it does it in existing VDSL2/vectoring devices. It accelerates bandwidth by 2-3 times in fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) installations and supports up to 384 subscriber lines.

As we have reported, there are many consumers that would be more than happy to have access to 100-300 Mbps.

Huawei said the new solution can simultaneously provide over 100 Mbps for up to 384 subscriber lines. To meet current and coming broadband speeds – such as what are needed for 4K, the SuperVector solution extends the spectral bandwidth from 17 MHz to 35 MHz, uses vectoring to reduce crosstalk and breaks VDSL2/vectoring rate limits. It is compatible with existing ADSL2+/VDSL2/vectoring terminals, which enables smooth network upgrades without user perception.

Huawei said many telcos have a large number of FTTC sites and have deployed what it called a “mainstream” VDSL2/vectoring solution to provide 50-100 Mbps. A top priority for telcos, it said, is to efficiently and economically deliver over 100 Mbps in FTTC sites. By increasing the bandwidth of VDSL2/vectoring devices by 2-3 times, Huawei said, its SuperVector solution can increase the bandwidth of the rate of original sites, and improve telcos’ competitiveness and provide a greater return on investment (ROI).

Huawei said many countries such as Italy and Germany have already commercially deployed Huawei’s SuperVector solution while Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and North Africa regions are conducting tests. The US government prohibits for security reasons the sales of Huawei telephone gear.

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