MacDonald, a member of the ITU team that created the new VDSL 2
standard, will take part in an upcoming Webinar
on this topic, Tuesday, November 21. The Webinar, the second on the topic that
ITU has contributed to, will outline what VDSL2 is, which are its competitive
differentiators and benefits, and how it allows service providers to compete
with cable and satellite operators - by enabling the delivery of enhanced
voice, video and data services over a standard copper telephone cable.
(Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is a product of ITU-T, ITUís standardization arm, and
is the world's most widely deployed broadband access technology. It has
enhanced users' experience of the Internet, provided access to digitized
content, and fuelled the delivery of streaming video and the development of
online gaming by offering downstream data rates of up to 8 Mbit/s. Today, service providers must ensure their DSL offerings can
compete against other market options from cable operators. One way to do so, is
by offering services over VDSL2 (ITU-T Recommendation G.993.2) - very
high-speed DSL - a new version of DSL, which gives service providers the
ability to deliver even higher bandwidth and more enhanced services to consumer
and business customers.
up to 100 Mbit/s both up and downstream, a tenfold increase over ADSL
(Asymmetric DSL) VDSL2 provides for so-called fiber-extension, bringing
fiber-like bandwidth to premises not directly connected to the fiber optic
segment of a telecom companyís network. By deploying VDSL2 operators expect to
be able to offer services such as high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand,
videoconferencing, high-speed Internet access, and advanced voice services.
Importantly VDSL 2 offers carriers a solution that is interoperable with the
DSL equipment many already have in place. In addition, VDSL 2 will work with
both legacy ATM networks and next generation IP-based networks.
to take part in this online event here