21. 10. 2013
Telecoms and ISPs are very keen on
prolonging the life of their copper-networks, which is stimulated due to
shrinking budgets for investments into fibre on one hand and pressure from
regulatory agencies to raise overall broadband speeds on another.
VDSL2 vectoring will play a significant
part in Europe's near future, as the EU Digital Agenda 2020 calls for minimum
connectivity speeds of 30Mbps for all and at least 50% of subscribers to have
broadband speeds of above 100Mbps (and 30% in as early as 2015). To reach these
goals, VDSL2 vectoring is the only alternative to new fibre deployments, and Iskratel’s
competitive per port pricing which will be in line with previous generation of
VDSL2, shows understanding of ISP’s financial situation.
Iskratel believes that only combination of
board-level and system-level is the right approach to VDSL2 vectoring.
Board-level vectoring is nice solution for small outdoor cabinets on remote
areas and FTTB application but not adequate for higher copper-pairs cables
commonly found in urban and suburban areas. Iskratel’s system-level VDSL2
vectoring solution consists of already available components: vectoring-ready
chassis (providing vectoring backplane), vectoring-ready 64-ports VDSL2
subscriber blade (which started shipping to customers in Q1/2013) and
vectoring-ready Innbox VDSL2 CPE devices (available since 2012).
Today Iskratel is announcing board level
vectoring in 48-port compact outdoor cabinet ODU-XS as well as the last piece
of the system-level VDSL2 vectoring puzzle that will complete the FTTC
solution: Iskratel’s vectoring engine blade for SI3000 Lumia. Vectoring engine
will provide vectoring for up to 256-copper pairs concurrently (consisting of
four 64-port subscriber VDSL2 blades), featuring also a high level of
VDSL2-vectoring interoperability with different CPEs. Iskratel is able to stack
two such vectoring bundles into single SI3000 Lumia, offering cross-talk
cancellation up to 512-copper pairs from single chassis.
Available early in Q1 2014, Iskratel’s
system level vectoring blade will allow customers of existing Iskratel
VDSL2-vectoring ready subscriber blades to easily and affordably enable the
vectorized experience, cutting out cross talk interference among the VDSL2
lines in a cable bundle, and substantially deliver consistent high speeds to
every subscriber in a neighborhood.
Additionally ISPs will be able to gain edge
and lower CAPEX with universal, future-proof SI3000 Lumia fabric, which allows
concurrent use of many access technologies, including fibre subscriber boards
and legacy connections such as ADSL, ISDN and POTS, etc. from single chassis.