Trial of VDSL2 Vectoring technology from Alcatel-Lucent demonstrates
Tunisie Telecom’s existing network is capable of achieving speeds of up to
Tunis/Paris – April 8, 2013 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and
NYSE: ALU) and Tunisie Telecom, Tunisia’s leading telecommunications provider,
have successfully completed the trial of superfast broadband services using
advanced Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2
The trial is a major step toward Tunisie Telecom’s plan to offer superior
broadband services throughout the country. The use of vectoring will enable the
operator to offer householders and businesses downstream data speeds of up to
100 Megabits per second (Mbps) using the existing copper access network.
- Tunisie Telecom tested VDSL2 Vectoring technology to determine whether its
current network can, with such a modification, meet customer demand for
superfast broadband, delivering applications like video-on-demand and online
- Data speeds of 100Mbps downstream were achieved over a distance of 600
meters, far greater than current speeds offered by standard DSL technology.
Speeds of 40Mbps were achieved for upstream.
- VDSL2 Vectoring achieves such speeds using existing copper lines and
noise-cancelling technology that removes the interference between multiple
lines in a grouping of cables so that each can operate at its best and deliver
higher bit rates.
- The first trials were conducted in December on Tunisie Telecom premises
under field conditions using Alcatel-Lucent's Intelligent Services Access
Manager (ISAM) 7302 platform running on copper cable from Tunisie Telecom's
- In total, 11 service providers are currently deploying Alcatel-Lucent’s
VDSL2 Vectoring solutions while more than 40 have been involved in trials.
Nizar Bouguila, Chief Technology Officer of Tunisie Telecom said, "VDSL2
vectoring technology will allow us to quickly deliver advanced broadband
services to meet our customers’ growing demands for more innovative, better
quality and more value added services. We are very pleased with the test
results, which were achieved thanks to Alcatel-Lucent's great support.
Faical Haffoudhi, Country Manager of Alcatel-Lucent in Tunisia, Morocco
and Mauritania said: “VDSL2 Vectoring is really delivering on its promise
of providing high-speed broadband to subscribers as quickly as possible.
Tunisie Telecom is clearly committed to doing exactly this for its customers.
Their test of our VDSL2 Vectoring solution shows that we have the technologies
necessary to meet the growing broadband demands of customers throughout
About Tunisie Telecom
Positioned as the Tunisian telecommunications market leader and one of the
pioneers among the major operators in the region, Tunisie Telecom is the
integrated incumbent operator in the country. The company markets a full
range of fixed, mobile and Internet data transmission services.
It offers tailor-made products and services to residential customers, small
businesses and large corporations, as well as third party operators. It is also
the only operator in the country providing domestic inter-operators
Building on heavy investments in modern infrastructure, leading-edge
high-speed broadband technologies (FO, IP MPLS, 3G) and a broadband global
connectivity, Tunisie Telecom core values focus on proximity to customers,
accessibility and innovation in favor of international standards quality
service and better customer relationship.
Thus, Tunisie Telecom has always been the first to launch innovative
services by anticipating its customers' needs and exceeding their
expectations. For further information, please visit Tunisie Telecom’s
Press contacts Tunisia Telecom:
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