Deutsche Telekom has concluded a laboratory trial of Alcatel-Lucent’s XG-FAST technology as it looks to add more options to its broadband toolkit.

The trial, which took place at DT’s cable laboratory in Darmstadt, generated data throughput speeds of more than 10 Gbps.

Nokia-owned A-L first unveiled the tech, which is an extension of traditional G.Fast, in July 2014.

The company said XG-FAST remained “in the early stages of lab testing”, but had exceeded expectations thus far.

DT is already using VDSL2 Vectoring tech to sweat its copper network.

This approach continues to divide opinion, with rivals accusing DT and other incumbents of taking a short-term view with this strategy.

[Read more: The UK and Germany “remain stranded in copper age”, says Vodafone]

DT’s Chief Technology Officer Bruno Jacobfeuerborn said: “[XG-FAST] will provide another technology option which could enable us to offer high-speed connectivity to our customers quickly and cost-effectively, and at the same time, move our fibre infrastructure closer to our customers."

Federico Guillén, President of Fixed Networks at Nokia, added: "The XG-FAST trial with Deutsche Telekom represents an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to extend the potential of copper for delivering ultra-fast speeds, while also bringing fiber closer to residential and business users."

Telekom Austria is set to launch G.Fast services, using A-L tech, this year.

Last November, the vendor’s research arm revealed it was testing a new optical networking technology that offers Petabit-per-second capacity.

More News

Iliad enters content game in France, finally launches Italian mobile business Iliad enters content game in France, finally launches Italian mobile business Iliad has acquired football rights in France and launched its opco in Italy as it looks to reboot after a disappointing set of financial results. More detail
Three UK appoints new CCO, CFO Three UK appoints new CCO, CFO The departure of Three UK's Chief Commercial Officer after just 18 months in the job has triggered a shake-up of the mobile operator's top team. More detail
TalkTalk to sell enterprise customer base to Daisy as it registers full-year loss TalkTalk to sell enterprise customer base to Daisy as it registers full-year loss TalkTalk has agreed to sell 80,000 business customers to rival Daisy Group in a £175 million deal. More detail
A1 Telekom Austria Group rebrand reaches Bulgaria A1 Telekom Austria Group rebrand reaches Bulgaria Bulgaria is the third A1 Telekom Austria Group opco to get rebranded as the telco looks to market itself as a provider of "advanced" IT, IoT, cloud and content services. More detail
Orange Business Services puts IoT to use on saving ships’ fuel costs Orange Business Services puts IoT to use on saving ships’ fuel costs Orange Business Services has expanded its work with Dobroflot by developing a customised IoT solution for the Russian fishing company. More detail
    

 

European Communications is now
Mobile Europe and European Communications

  

From June 2018, European Communications magazine 
has merged with its sister title Mobile Europe, into 
Mobile Europe and European Communications.

No more new content is being published on this site - 

for the latest news and features, please go to:
www.mobileeurope.co.uk 

 

@eurocomms