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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Mastrangelo

Global Survey Confirms Telcos Embracing VDSL2 Vectoring

Broadbandtrends recently conducted a global service provider survey of Telco operators regarding their plans to deploy VDSL2 Vectoring.  VDSL2 Vectoring is a noise-cancellation technology that enables operators to significantly increase the speeds offered over their existing copper infrastructure.

Key findings of the survey include the following:

  1. Nearly 70 percent of respondents are either in trial or actively deploying VDSL2 vectoring technology

  2. The overwhelming driver for deployment of VDSL2 Vectoring is to offer faster speeds, with most operators planning to offer speeds between 50Mbps and 100 Mbps

  3. Although CPE compatibility was the most cited challenge to the deployment of VDSL2 Vectoring, responses varied by region, with regulatory concerns ranking high in EMEA, loop lengths in North America, while cost was a concern in CALA and Asia Pacific. 

  4. Alcatel-Lucent is perceived as the top VDSL2 DSLAM vendor by respondents and is the most recognized, followed by Huawei.


“Although nearly every fixed line Telco would like to deploy fiber to every end point in their network – there are financial realities that will not allow this to happen in a timely fashion”, notes Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst with Broadbandtrends.  “VDSL2 Vectoring provides operators with an interim solution that will enable significantly faster speeds over their existing copper network in a matter of months, rather than years.”

Broadbandtrends VDSL2 Vectoring Deployment Strategies and Vendor Leadership survey analyzes results from interviews with incumbent and competitive operators in North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and CALA about plans for VDSL2 Vectoring.  In addition, the survey features operator ratings of 11 vendors (Alcatel-Lucent, ADTRAN, Calix, ECI, Ericsson, Huawei, Iskratel, KEYMILE, NEC, Zhone, and ZTE) on 4 criteria.

Broadbandtrends interviewed via telephone, in-person and on-line, service providers during March and April 2013, regarding their plans for VDSL2 Vectoring deployment.  The respondents, from all major regions, represent 50 percent of all deployed DSL lines at the end of 2012.

Participants provided input on a range of areas including timing of deployments; key drivers for deployment; key challenges; expected speed offerings; average loop lengths for deployment; average node size; as well as co-existence with other technologies.

For additional information or to purchase the report, please visit


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