ADTRAN says it has shipped
more than 10 million vectoring ports since it began commercial deployment about three years ago.
Demand for broadband, coupled with the technology’s ability to leverage existing investment, has generated an ongoing surge in sales, said Kurt Raaflaub, head of strategic solutions marketing at ADTRAN, in an interview.
The comparative cost of upgrading existing copper access lines with vectoring capabilities, rather than investing immediately in fiber-to-the-premises, can be attractive to capex-constrained operators, notes Raaflaub. (See table below.)
A Comparison of Fixed Broadband Technologies
DSL vectoring ports, which boost installed network performance by accelerating speed, are an increasingly vital component of service providers’ broadband infrastructure.
Deutsche Telekom, for example, is upgrading to VDSL for higher speeds and improved consistency. And CenturyLink uses ADTRAN's vectoring solutions to maximize network broadband speeds for current and future needs, said Aamir Hussain, its executive vice president and CTO, in a statement.
VDSL2 and Super-Vectoring allow service providers to compete against cable operators' deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1, said ADTRAN's Raaflaub. Vectoring can increase speeds to 100 Mbit/s via VDSL2 and 300 Mbit/s using Super-Vectoring. As legislative bodies in both the US and Europe redefine the meaning of "competitive broadband," service providers must hurry to ensure they maintain these speeds, he said.
Added Teresa Mastrangelo, founder of Broadbandtrends, in a statement: "Vectoring provides operators with the opportunity to offer FTTH-like speeds over copper lines, while providing the flexibility necessary to address the immediate time-to-market, competitive and regulatory challenges they currently confront."
After suffering many quarters of financial and broadband subscriber losses, Frontier Communications' bond owners are ready for dramatic change – including a replacement for CEO Dan McCarthy (pictured), Bloomberg reports today, citing several sources.
Verizon and Calix bonded four wavelengths in the lab, bringing Verizon closer to its goal of one unified network for multiple services, says Kevin Smith, vice president of network planning at Verizon, during Calix ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas.
Calix must overcome ties to its hardware-based past and return to positive earnings, something CEO Carl Russo predicts will happen soon -- pointing to the vendor's flat Q3 earnings and uptick in Verizon orders as positive financial indicators.
The ongoing debate around GPON vs EPON can get as heated as discussions around politics and religion, but both technologies offer some advantages over the other depending on the needs your network is servicing.
In this webinar, we will focus on the facts around the GPON vs EPON debate and how that technological decision is almost always made based on factors outside the technology itself.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.