The strategy pits Tele2 (VDSL2 from the CO) against KPN (VDSL2 from the street cabinet). Tele2 obviously has a much cheaper strategy and can truely regard it a solid interim strategy before starting to unbundle FTTH.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Short follow-up on this post (DSM increase's xDSL's reach). DSM L3 is trialed by ECI Telecom at 3 European telcos to extend the reach and performance of VDSL. This could be a way to deploy VDSL2 from the Central Office, where existing ADSL2+ DSLAMs can simply be replaced, instead of from the cabinet. Effectively, with DSM you don't need to do FTTC to extend fiber from the CO to the cabinet.