Twenty companies discovered exactly how interoperable their VDSL2 products were at Plugfest, recently conducted at the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).
There have been several Plugfests sponsored by the DSL Forum over the years, but this was the first for VDSL2 interoperability. The event focused on conformance to the TR-069 standard, which concerns remote management of customer premises equipment.
Participating companies included system integrators, silicon vendors and test equipment providers including: 2Wire, ECI Telecom, Actiontec Electronics, Ikanos, Adtran, Infineon Technologies, Alcatel, JDSU, Amedia Networks, Lucent Technologies, Aware, Netopia, Broadcom, Spirent Communications, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Comtrend, Westell, Conexant Systems and ZyXEL.
VDSL2 promises to accelerate DSL to as high as 100 Mbps over the existing twisted pair copper wiring.
“Interoperability is of prime importance at this stage, and the DSL Forum recognizes and supports the drive for high-quality, interoperable products. The success of this event and the demand for further test events shows the industry’s commitment to developing broadband technologies that speed and facilitate the deployment of triple-play services,” said Michael Brusca, chairman and president of the DSL Forum.