While a significant percentage of service providers have migrated their broadband services to be delivered via Fiber -to-the-Home (FTTH), a good majority still rely on copper-based technology, namely DSL, to deliver broadband in challenging rural environments.
Among other challenges, DSL providers need appropriate customer premises equipment (CPE) to maximize their customer’s broadband experience. Telcos are challenged to meet rising expectations from end customers, while also meeting the competitive challenge from DOCSIS-based cable broadband solutions, which often can exceed DSL performance.
Regardless of circumstances, telcos must learn how to compete in this environment. There are options, and DSL providers continue to evolve, with many choosing advanced options like VDSL2 to meet these competitive challenges. VDSL2 and other advanced DSL options can provide higher bandwidth capabilities, but do sacrifice loop length as a result.
VDSL2 options can provide up to 100 Mbps bandwidth, but the maximum loop length in this scenario ranges from 500 feet to 1650 feet, depending on quality of the copper loop.
DSL providers are currently evaluating options that help them deliver VDSL-type options. It’s a significant undertaking for some, involving shortening copper loops and bringing fiber closer to the customer.
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