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January 24, 2012
The Telekom Austria Group (News - Alert) recently announced that customers will now be connected via the advanced vectoring technology delivered by its domestic subsidiary A1. The company confirmed that the latest vectoring technology, which effectively speeds up data transmission across its Giga-Network, will be introduced under a collaborative effort with Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert). The new technology solution will give network capacities a boost even over existing copper lines.
Telekom Austria is expecting to roll out the next-generation vectoring technology offering over the domestic A1 Giga-Network across the country. In a release, Walter Goldenits, CTO, A1, said, “The still untapped potential of copper lines is incredibly impressive. Since the late 1990s, when private households started to use modems for data transmission, we have been able to reach a thousendfold increase in transmission capacities of existing copper lines. We are currently facing a dual challenge: on the one hand, we have to invest in the further rollout of our high-performance fiber optic network going forward, and on the other, we have to provide our customers with a full-coverage broadband network with ever-increasing bandwidths starting from today.”
EU guidelines dictate that households across Europe should be provided high-value multimedia services. In order to meet with these guidelines, not only will current networks need to be optimized but investments for future-proofing upcoming infrastructure need to be made as well. The vectoring technology helps in meeting both these requirements as it focuses on utilizing the untapped potential of copper lines and by providing cutting-edge noise cancellation.
Stephen Carter (News - Alert), President, Europe Middle East and Africa for Alcatel-Lucent, said, “With the world’s first commercial launch of VDSL2 Vectoring technology, Alcatel-Lucent has demonstrated once again its technology leadership. Based on cutting-edge innovation from our research center Bell Labs (News - Alert), the VDSL2 Vectoring technology marks a further important step in our efforts to get the utmost out of the current network infrastructure and thus create real added value for network operators such as A1 and their customers.”
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Edited by Rich Steeves