KPN is experimenting with dsl of 400Mbit / s




We have pursued in an experimental environment is currently testing with DSL speeds of 400 megabits per second. The provider wants to offer the higher speed next year to customers, although it is unclear how many users will actually pick up speed.

KPN “This is new technology that we carry pilots in a laboratory,” said KPN spokesman Stefan Simons opposite Tweakers. “As with the introduction of VDSL in the past, we test the first time in a laboratory before we roll it out in practice.” The rollout of “Vplus ‘or’ super vectoring, as the technique is called, should be done next year.

How many subscribers KPN actually will achieve higher speed, is still uncertain. “It is too early to say anything about it,” said Simons. A problem with DSL is that the speed that is obtained is highly dependent on the distance to the central unit. Although KPN currently theoretically offer speeds of up to 200 megabits gain many subscribers who do not speed.

Internet via TV is currently at UPC and Ziggo a maximum speed of 200 respectively and 180Mbit / s, while fiberglass in the Netherlands is currently at Tweak in Almere and Enschede to 1Gbit / s will. UPC gave earlier to work for cable internet at a rate of 500Mbit / s.

In addition, we conduct testing with GPON. This is a cheaper way to roll out fiber. At present, KPN fiber to the home in which there is point-to-point connections. Point-to-point connections, KPN now uses a fiberglass customer has a complete fiber optic cable available to him; which do not have to share it with others. In a GPON network is a fiber optic cable or shared across multiple clients. Therefore, the maximum speed is much lower, and users can suffer from too full networks. According to KPN customers can over the network still a speed of more than 1Gbit / s of throughput.

Tweakers wrote earlier that KPN was considering switching to the cheaper way of rolling out fiber. The provider’s investment in fiber can cut back after it was fully owned fiberglass farmer Reggefiber. At the time, KPN said it plans to switch to GPON networks ‘not addressed’, but the technique appears still have to be tested.

In the acquisition of Reggefiber insisted the Consumer and Market Authority that KPN must continue to give competitors access to the Reggefiber network. That is difficult when using GPON: competing providers can not punch directly to the network, but must provide their services on the network of KPN.


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