After the EU Commission gave the green light to “VDSL Turbo” about a week ago, the Federal Network Agency has made its decision on the use of so-called vectoring on Thursday officially. The new technology allows transfer rates of up to 100 megabits per second of VDSL ports.
Now it is up to all companies willing to invest to take advantage of the opportunities for the development of modern telecommunication networks and to promote the rapid deployment of broadband networks, said Jochen Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency. The Telekom as an operator of the largest German fixed network was prompted to change their model contracts for access to the network for its competitors accordingly.
Since the vectoring technology requires access to the entire harness, is when they are used in street cabinets (CCC), no place for two providers. The industry leader now has to ensure that competitors are able to offer their products to end users in other ways. Under “special conditions” may Telekom but still access to the “last mile” on CCC refuse to allow them or another company may use vectoring there.
a first draft of the vectoring requirements, the Agency had partially adjusted in July in favor of telecom competitors after the network operators and associations VATM Breko took to the barricades. Industry representatives spoke of the “re-monopolization” of the fixed network. In the current setting, the Bonn Authority has improved, among other things, the existence of protection for users in the CCC. (With material from dpa ) / (sybe)