Is BRAVO going to be a disruptive platform with its UCoE concept?

Claudio Zammarchi, Strategy Director and Caterina Basso, Head of Marketing, at SELTA S.p.A. joined us ahead of next week’s Broadband World Forum. What new products will you be showcasing at BBWF? Our star of the show at BBWF will be BRAVO, a new disruptive … Continue reading Is BRAVO going to be a disruptive platform with its UCoE concept?

The Service Provider’s Roadmap to Vectoring

Attending my first communications course in 1992, I was fascinated to learn that data transmission had been demonstrated over copper twisted pairs at speeds close to 1Mbps using modems that were the size of big boxes. The professor proceeded to dismiss the accomplishment as rather futile, given the “near-infinite” bandwidth of fibre. Fast-forward to 2013: DSL is used for broadband access for almost half a billion connections, which carry the bulk of data traffic for several billions of mobile devices. Vectored VDSL is about to deliver 100 Mbps services, and g.fast is promising access speeds of 1Gbps. Continue reading The Service Provider’s Roadmap to Vectoring

Easy does it: maximising investments can pay dividends

I noticed this week that Telkom South Africa has just completed a successful ‘high-speed’ network trial. The speeds in question? 20Mbps and 40Mbps. Hmm, I guess high-speed is relative (says the spoilt Brit). My first assumption was that would be based on fibre-to-the-cabinet, but to my surprise the story actually refereed to DSL technology. This confused me as in the UK DSL technology maxes out at the ‘up to 24-Mbps’, with speeds faster than that only coming from FTTC. However, a quick bit of research proved that indeed, 40Mbps was possible from DSL. (You learn something new every day). Telkom’s … Continue reading Easy does it: maximising investments can pay dividends

DSL Just Won’t Go Away!

Poor old DSL. After all it’s given the world, some people just seem incredibly unappreciative and want to pop the access technology veteran on his wheelchair and take him to his nursing home. With article titles such as ‘Look! It’s another effort to save DSL’ giving the impression of a team of doctors trying desperately to find another cure for the seasoned campaigner, it looks like FTTH has consigned DSL to the pages of broadband history. However, the state of the world’s finances and the potential worst case scenario of Greece and others exiting the Euro currency have created a … Continue reading DSL Just Won’t Go Away!