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Realising Denmark’s digital society

The ultra-broadband network will help to build smart cities and enable enterprises to grow

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TDC hopes the upgrade will take the country a step closer to becoming a digital society
TDC hopes the upgrade will take the country a step closer to becoming a digital society

“The need for speed is driven by human impatience”

Copper broadband network speeds will be doubled

The Danish telecommunications provider TDC Group is working with Nokia to upgrade the broadband network as part of its vision to realise a digital society and build smart cities.


To deliver these ultra-broadband speeds, TDC Group is rolling out VDSL2 35b Vplus technology, building further on its existing VDSL2 vectoring network.


This technology enables operators to deliver the highest possible speeds in a cost-effective way on medium-length loops. Moving from VDSL2 17a (vectoring) to VDSL2 35b (Vplus) requires only a simple upgrade to the existing Nokia DSLAMs and can be done seamlessly and quickly.


"We have a clear ambition to offer the best connections to the Danes,” said Peter Trier Schleidt, COO, at TDC Group. “Regardless of where its subscribers live, TDC Group offers a mobile, broadband and TV solution. We want to do even better, particularly for rural areas, and therefore we are very pleased that Vplus technology lets us use our old copper connections in new ways to benefit our customers.


“We expect many customers to experience a clear improvement in their broadband speeds and entertainment offerings when we roll out Vplus technology."


Federico Guillén, president of Nokia’s fixed networks group, said the need for speed is “driven by human impatience” and broadband subscribers want ever-higher speeds to enjoy video, gaming, cloud services and the like. “The fastest way to get there is by a phased approach and gradual upgrades of the existing copper network infrastructure, which allows service providers like TDC to bring much higher speeds to more people in a much shorter timeframe."


Vplus doubles VDSL2 spectrum from 17 to 35MHz for as much as double the speed on intermediate loop lengths, making it ideal for fibre-to-the-cabinet deployments. Nokia was first to market Vplus products. According to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) last year, Denmark has the second biggest fixed broadband penetration in the world of 42.4 per cent, about half of which is on copper including fibre-to-the-cabinet, and the rest divided over coax and fibre.


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