UNH-IOL Hosts Broadband Forum VDSL2 Vectoring Plugfest

DURHAM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During the week of May 4-8, eight companies met at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) to test their latest VDSL2 vectoring equipment and software. The series of VDSL2 Vectoring Plugfest, organized by the Broadband Forum, have enabled participants to develop interoperable and deployable solutions. This latest plugfest event focused on testing systems supporting both vectoring and multi-pair bonding, which increase the available data rate for subscribers by adding one or more additional twisted pair connections between the subscriber and service provider.

ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, AVM GmbH, Broadcom, Calix, Ikanos, Lantiq, and Triductor all participated in the plugfest testing their latest designs and software. Throughout the week-long event, each CPE participant tested with each DSLAM providing time to verify and record the level of interoperability between the solutions. An event report, providing an anonymous view of the test data, will be available to Broadband Forum member companies in the coming weeks and will provide a “state of the industry” view of the VDSL2 Vectoring technology.