MoTC rules Broadnet can offer SHDSL-based services over Telenor network

12 Jun 2015

Norwegian broadband provider Broadnet is now able to offer SHDSL.bis-based connectivity to its corporate customers over the network belonging to fixed line incumbent Telenor, Telecompaper reports, citing local news source Telecom Revy. The development comes after the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) made a final ruling to end a two year tussle between the two companies. Telenor had claimed that using the SHDSL.bis standard was dangerous, prompting the National Communications Authority (Nkom) to bring in external consultants to consider the matter, following which it said that the telco should allow third party providers to use the technology. However, Telenor appealed this decision, but the MoTC has now made a final ruling, confirming that operators such as Broadnet will be able to make use of the SHDSL.bis technology.

Meanwhile, in response to questions over Telenor’s plans to introduce G.Fast and VDSL2+ technologies, Broadnet chief operating officer Per Morten Torvildsen was cited as saying that his company was also interested in offering services using these technologies.