Demand for VDSL2 Vectoring Expected to Be Significant

Broadbandtrends recently published its Market Outlook and Vendor Scorecard Report for VDSL2 Vectoring.

Key Findings:  Alcatel-Lucent is the market leader for VDSL2 Vectoring and 27% of global VDSL2 ports will be vectored by 2017.

This 2-part Report contains the VDSL2 Vector Scorecard which provides an assessment of current (October 2012) vendor status related to support for VDSL2 Vectoring, in terms of platform availability, platform capabilities, as well as field experience. The goal of this survey was to gain a better understanding of the features supported and experience related to VDSL2 vectoring deployments to determine which vendors were well positioned to leverage this opportunity.  Part 2 contains a Market Outlook Report for DSL Port shipments, including VDSL2 Vectored Ports through 2017.

Although Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) remains the long-term goal of most fixed-line operators, a number of factors impact the reality of this choice in the near term – particularly the competitive, regulatory and economic environments.  The single greatest challenge to FTTH deployment is time to market.

As a consequence, many operators are looking for interim solutions that enable them to compete more effectively with alternative technologies (for instance DOCSIS 3.0 and LTE) and to meet the targets of many regulatory policies, such as the Digital Agenda for Europe.

VDSL2 Vectoring alone, or in combination with VDSL2 bonding, provides operators with the opportunity to offer FTTH-like speeds over copper lines.   This provides operators with a solution that can address the immediate time-to-market, competitive and regulatory challenges; while operators prepare their networks for the eventual migration to FTTH.

As such, we forecast that 27 percent of all cumulative VDSL2 ports will be vectored by 2017, with EMEA representing the largest opportunity, but North America having the highest penetration of VDSL2 Vectoring at 42 percent of total VDSL ports.


Broadbandtrends interviewed and surveyed a number of DSLAM vendors regarding their capabilities to support and provide VDSL2 Vectoring solutions. The goal of this survey was to gain a better understanding of the features supported and experience related to VDSL2 vectoring deployments to determine which vendors were well positioned to leverage this opportunity.

Nearly all DSLAM vendors currently support or plan to support VDSL2 Vectoring in their product portfolios.  This vendor scorecard provides a competitive assessment of the current status of vendor solutions, with ranking and analysis. Vendor positioning is based on both the platform capabilities as well as experience in deployment of VDSL2 vectoring.

As shown, Alcatel-Lucent remains far ahead of the competition, with not only an extensive portfolio of VDSL2 Vectoring solutions, but numerous live deployments and field trials in every region.


For additional information, check out the Report Summary at http://www.broadbandtrends.com/reports

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