McDonald, a member of the ITU team that created the new VDSL 2
standard, will take part in an upcoming Webinar
on this topic, Monday,
April 03. The Webinar hosted by Light Reading will look at this
development and explore the significance and implications of the new standard
for both operators and the enormous installed base of DSL subscribers.
VDSL 2 (Very High-Speed DSL 2) standard (ITU-T Recommendation G.993.2) delivers
up to 100 Mbit/s both up and downstream, a tenfold increase over ADSL
(Asymmetric DSL). By doing so, it provides for so-called fiber-extension,
bringing fiber-like bandwidth to premises not directly connected to the fiber
optic segment of a telecom company’s network.
will allow operators to compete with cable and satellite providers by offering
services such as high-definition TV (HDTV), video-on-demand, videoconferencing,
high-speed Internet access, and advanced voice services, over a standard copper
As well as
addressing fast-growing consumer demand for high-speed multimedia services,
VDSL 2 offers carriers a solution that is interoperable with the DSL equipment
many already have in place, expediting migration of customers to new VDSL
2-based products. 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.