New Zealand-based fixed line wholesale operator Chorus has deployed Nokia’s VDSL2 Vectoring technology to deliver improved broadband access to users across the country. Chorus says that the upgrade has allowed it to leverage its existing ‘last mile’ copper connections to deliver broadband speeds up to 130Mbps to residential and business customers.
Martin Sharrock, Head of Network Technology at Chorus, commented: ‘Vectoring has improved average VDSL downstream speeds by over 40% and upstream speeds by over 30%. This is especially important for rural New Zealand where fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) has not yet been planned. VDSL Vectoring ensures the best possible speed on existing copper lines and Chorus’ congestion-free network policy maintains that speed and performance even during the busiest times of the day.’