- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2011 on page 96
100 Mbit/s over Copper Wire
How VDSL2 works
In the battle for the ‘last mile’, twisted-pair copper wire appeared to be yielding the field to newer technologies such as glass fibre and WiMax. The situation has changed with the release of the VDSL2 standard, which enables data rates of 100 Mbit/s or more over short distances. This creates opportunities for ‘triple play’ solutions using the tried and true telephone lines: simultaneous telephony, fast web surfing, and multi-channel audio/video streaming.