Proximus and Nokia double speed, capacity of VDSL network

13 May 2021

Belgian full-service operator Proximus and Finnish vendor Nokia have partnered to develop a technology that they claim allows the servicing of twice as many customers in a single street cabinet, while also doubling broadband speeds and reducing energy consumption. Based on Nokia’s Quillion chip, the new ultra-dense vectoring technology – dubbed 2MX6 – makes it possible to double the maximum potential number of customers per Remote Optical Platform (ROP), from 192 to 384 users. This upgrade can also be inserted into existing cabinets, thereby avoiding disruptive street works. The innovation has been initially deployed in the city of Andenne, but Proximus and Nokia aim to install the equipment in ‘hundreds of street cabinets in the coming months and years’.

Belgium, Nokia, Proximus