Bezeq preparing to upgrade maximum fixed broadband speeds via Vplus deployment

14 May 2018

Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq is set to boost the maximum downlink speeds offered by its fixed broadband network to 250Mbps, according to Globes Online. It is understood that the speed upgrade is being achieved via the deployment of Vplus technology (also known as VDSL2 35b), which is being seen as an interim solution as the telco continues its preparations for the launch of full fibre services which will boost downlink speeds further, to up to 1Gbps. The news outlet cites unnamed sources as saying that the equipment necessary for the Vplus deployment has been rolled out across the country, with it having been supplied by Finnish vendor Nokia and US-based ADTRAN, though an official launch date for the faster-speed services has yet to be confirmed.