Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) has announced that it has been selected by Guangdong Telecom, a subsidiary of China Telecom, to roll out a very high speed digital subscriber line 2 (VDSL2) network in Guangdong Province, in southern China. Alca-Lu’s VDSL2 technology will enable Guangdong Telecom to leverage its existing copper infrastructure to provide advanced services such as high-definition television (HDTV), video-on-demand (VoD), videoconferencing, high speed internet access and voice-over-IP. Guangdong Telecom claims to be the first carrier to deploy a VDSL2 network in China. The contract was secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, the vendor’s flagship company in China. ‘Alcatel-Lucent has been a long-term partner for China Telecom in various areas, especially in DSL,’ said Olivia Qiu, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in East Asia and of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell.