Vectoring is a transmission method that employs the coordination of line signals for reduction of crosstalk levels and improvement of performance. The degree of improvement depends on the channel characteristics. Vectoring may be for a single user or for multiple-users' benefit.

The scope of Recommendation ITU-T G.993.5 is specifically limited to the self-FEXT (far-end crosstalk) cancellation in the downstream and upstream directions. This Recommendation defines a single method of self-FEXT cancellation, in which FEXT generated by a group of near-end transceivers and interfering with the far-end transceivers of that same group is cancelled. This cancellation takes place between VDSL2 transceivers, not necessarily of the same profile. This Recommendation is intended to be implemented in conjunction with Recommendation ITU‑T G.993.2.