Eircom to install vectoring on its fibre network

23 Sep 2013

Irish incumbent Eircom plans to become one of the first operators in the world to roll out vectoring technology in its fibre-optic network in the Republic, increasing maximum broadband speeds to 100Mbps. In a statement, group chief executive officer Herb Hribar confirmed that Eircom will also be making vectoring technology available to other licensed operators (OLOs) in Ireland on a wholesale basis. Hribar estimates that some 45% of Eircom’s network will be upgraded with 100Mbps speeds via vectoring, while the remainder of the network will enjoy a boost from 24Mbps to a maximum 70Mbps. Vectoring technology is designed to cancel out noise in order to make connections ‘quieter’ for stronger broadband signals.

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