Saturday, October 13, 2007

Belgacom to deploy Alcatel-Lucent VDSL

Belgacom will deploy 14 thousand VDSL nodes using Alcatel systems. It will use Alcatel-Lucent VDSL systems to support HD services starting in 2008. Belgacom had 190 thousand IPTV subscribers at the end of June 2007.

This shows that HD is about to become an important factor in Europe and will cause service providers to upgrade their networks, often to VDSL. The shorter loop lengths in Europe make VDSL a better approach than it is in the U.S.

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