Belgacom will activate first vdsl2 vectoring offer of 70Mbit / s




Belgacom has its first vdsl2 connections with ‘vectoring’ technology enabled. Customers in Mechelen can therefore look forward to a speed of 70Mbit / s. By 2016, the upgrade of the entire vdsl2 network must be ready.

Belgacom Belgacom and network company Alcatel-Lucent started to upgrade the network in Mechelen vdsl2 end of 2013 and the two companies are reporting now that the resulting rate of 70Mbit / s to customers in the Belgian city within reach. Until now amounted vdsl2 speed at Belgacom maximum 50Mbit / s, but vectoring allows a higher speed over existing copper lines as possible. When vectoring is the interference between two copper wires bundled suppressed.

In order to make use of the higher speed customers need a new modem feature: the B-BOX3 . Soon, the upgrade also activated in the places Herstal, Varnishes, Roeselare and mountains, followed by a new set of cities from April 2014.

By 2016, the entire network must be transferred. The higher speed over copper lines should be the long term strategy of Belgacom to complete steps. Fiberglass at about In new neighborhoods Belgacom explains all fiber directly to houses, in existing regions there is fiber to the cabinets.

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