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Openreach tests Long Reach VDSL in Scottish village

Friday 19 August 2016 | 08:30 CET | News
Openreach will conduct one of its first field trials of the new Long Reach VDSL broadband technology in the remote rural village of North Tolsta, in the Scottish Outer Hebrides near the Isle of Lewis. LR-VDSL is a modification of the VDSL2 technology used by Openreach for much of the country, except LR-VDSL can deliver faster speeds over longer runs of copper line from the street cabinet. For example, a 2km line might deliver around 9Mbps via normal VDSL2, while LR-VDSL could do 24Mbps+. The technology could help Openreach reach the last 2 percent of UK premises that are unable to receive

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Companies: Openreach
Countries: United Kingdom
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