PTCL to Offer 50 Mbps Internet Speed - ProPakistani


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PTCL to Offer 50 Mbps Internet Speed

"PTCL is working on a project, after which, it will be able offer broadband internet of 50 Mpbs, said a statement issued by the company.

An industry first, Pakistan’s PTCL will be using VDSL2 Bonding technology to provide existing digital subscriber line (DSL) customers with speeds up to 50 Mbps.

The project leverages Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Bonding expertise and should be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2011.

VDSL2 Bonding takes two copper-based VDSL2 lines per subscriber and aggregates them – almost doubling the bandwidths available to existing customers, or expanding high-speed broadband access to areas that are underserved today. Using VDSL2 Bonding, service providers can extend the life of their existing copper infrastructure – supporting the delivery of bandwidth-intensive services such as triple-play voice, data and IPTV.

According to a recent study from market research firm IHS iSuppli, simultaneous access to applications such as peer-to-peer file sharing, online gaming, streaming audio, VoIP and IPTV will soon require bandwidths between 50 and 100Mbps. This fits exactly with VDSL2’s capabilities, especially when combined with innovations such as Bonding and Vectoring.

Commenting on this achievement President and CEO PTCL Walid Irshaid has stated

“PTCL is the first service provider worldwide to deploy a commercial VDSL2 Bonding solution that aims at doubling the bandwidths provided to its existing customers. We are thus setting the trend in international telecoms, and are taking the broadband experience in Pakistan to the next level.

Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Bonding technology and comprehensive services and network integration expertise is helping us to keep pace with the increasing bandwidth requirements of our customers, while capitalizing on the existing copper infrastructure. This will enable us to quickly deliver high-quality, high-speed and high-availability business and residential services – even in areas where it was not possible before.”

Alcatel-Lucent is providing PTCL with its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) IP access platform – which is the first platform to commercially support VDSL2 Bonding. Alcatel-Lucent will also supply Bonding-ready customer premises equipment (CPE). Alcatel-Lucent serves as the project’s master network integrator, and is providing a range of professional services – including project management, installation and commissioning, integration and technical support.

“We understand that service providers need the right tools to bridge the gap until fiber deployments have become ubiquitous. VDSL2 Bonding is an ideal approach: service providers like PTCL can almost double the speeds supported by their DSL infrastructure or expand their network’s reach. This makes it a fast and cost-effective approach to bridging the digital divide,” said Aadil Rauf CEO Alcatel-Lucent Pakistan Ltd.

“This commercial VDSL2 Bonding project with PTCL marks the beginning of VDSL2 Bonding deployments outside of the US – where the technology is typically used to expand the reach of the copper network.”

Alcatel-Lucent is the driving force behind the world’s most advanced VDSL2 roll-outs, with customers such as Belgacom, STC, Swisscom and Telekom Austria. Our VDSL2 solution has also been deployed by competitive operators, including M-net (Germany) and South Yorkshire Digital Region (UK)."

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#2

So Great, PTCL can't even handle a stable connection on 2mbps+ and they are going for 50mbps, this is the most studious step by PTCL.

They should first make the current package speeds stable, rather than jumping to 50mbps.


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PTCL to Offer 50 Mbps Internet Speed

"PTCL is working on a project, after which, it will be able offer broadband internet of 50 Mpbs, said a statement issued by the company.

An industry first, Pakistan’s PTCL will be using VDSL2 Bonding technology to provide existing digital subscriber line (DSL) customers with speeds up to 50 Mbps.

The project leverages Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Bonding expertise and should be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2011.

VDSL2 Bonding takes two copper-based VDSL2 lines per subscriber and aggregates them – almost doubling the bandwidths available to existing customers, or expanding high-speed broadband access to areas that are underserved today. Using VDSL2 Bonding, service providers can extend the life of their existing copper infrastructure – supporting the delivery of bandwidth-intensive services such as triple-play voice, data and IPTV.

According to a recent study from market research firm IHS iSuppli, simultaneous access to applications such as peer-to-peer file sharing, online gaming, streaming audio, VoIP and IPTV will soon require bandwidths between 50 and 100Mbps. This fits exactly with VDSL2’s capabilities, especially when combined with innovations such as Bonding and Vectoring.

Commenting on this achievement President and CEO PTCL Walid Irshaid has stated

“PTCL is the first service provider worldwide to deploy a commercial VDSL2 Bonding solution that aims at doubling the bandwidths provided to its existing customers. We are thus setting the trend in international telecoms, and are taking the broadband experience in Pakistan to the next level.

Alcatel-Lucent’s VDSL2 Bonding technology and comprehensive services and network integration expertise is helping us to keep pace with the increasing bandwidth requirements of our customers, while capitalizing on the existing copper infrastructure. This will enable us to quickly deliver high-quality, high-speed and high-availability business and residential services – even in areas where it was not possible before.”

Alcatel-Lucent is providing PTCL with its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) IP access platform – which is the first platform to commercially support VDSL2 Bonding. Alcatel-Lucent will also supply Bonding-ready customer premises equipment (CPE). Alcatel-Lucent serves as the project’s master network integrator, and is providing a range of professional services – including project management, installation and commissioning, integration and technical support.

“We understand that service providers need the right tools to bridge the gap until fiber deployments have become ubiquitous. VDSL2 Bonding is an ideal approach: service providers like PTCL can almost double the speeds supported by their DSL infrastructure or expand their network’s reach. This makes it a fast and cost-effective approach to bridging the digital divide,” said Aadil Rauf CEO Alcatel-Lucent Pakistan Ltd.

“This commercial VDSL2 Bonding project with PTCL marks the beginning of VDSL2 Bonding deployments outside of the US – where the technology is typically used to expand the reach of the copper network.”

Alcatel-Lucent is the driving force behind the world’s most advanced VDSL2 roll-outs, with customers such as Belgacom, STC, Swisscom and Telekom Austria. Our VDSL2 solution has also been deployed by competitive operators, including M-net (Germany) and South Yorkshire Digital Region (UK)."

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PTCL PTCL PTCL VDSL2 VDSL2 VDSL2 Bonding Bonding Bonding 50 Mpbs DSL Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent … Bla Bla Bla

Walid Irshaid Walid Irshaid Walid Irshaid… yey yey yey

Sounds like a stupid rant of Fcuking copper all over again and wtf happened to fiber… the GPON ?


#4

any ways after this at least we can get more than 1mb upload because VDSL2 has maximum speeds of 100 Mbps downstream and 100 Mbps upstream.

now let's see what will they plan for upload rate


#5

great, can any one tell me that how much ptcl charge for 50 MBPS Spped


#6

We all know that 75% of PTCL exchanges cant handle even 4MB connection [Confirmed by a PTCL Tech]

PTCL is going to close more than 5 exchanges in Karachi due to loss :lol:

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VDSL2 Bonding technology to provide existing digital subscriber line (DSL)
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OMG

Please comment?


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We all know that 75% of PTCL exchanges cant handle even 4MB connection [Confirmed by a PTCL Tech]

PTCL is going to close more than 5 exchanges in Karachi due to loss :lol:

OMG

Please comment?

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europe home users are on same technology… with ONU cabins with copper wire. VDSL2 tech… even they get speed according to distance from exchange


#8

"Ptcl" ...> wash your face morons.


#9

guys wat a lame thing you are throwing on this great news...You guys are saying lines can't handle 1M and bla bla bla... Atleast understand wats written in the post. This is the new technology which uses the same old crappy infrastructure and boosts power in it. Making the same old $hitty line to be capable of providing ONU speeds upto 30Mbps. This VDSL2 technology was brought up to make the old infrastructure work with higher Triple play demands. And another reason for its deployment is, As soon as the new ONU structure gets laid the old infrastructure of copper should be made operational in far flung areas. Its the best technology and the only solution for old crappy network customers. I'm glad PTCL got hold of it. And btw we've discussed this topic on WP way back in i guess October 2010. Phantom DSLAM was the topic. And we were saying that this is the ultimate solution for broadband in Pakistan and can't be deployed in Pakistan in mere future..But well its here...Gud to here it!


#10

I am optimistic about the technology but wary of it being in PTCL's hand. PTCL handling any wide scale consumer technology... has a gloomy outlook.


#11

Sebastian Gottschall has got a 50Mb on which he test his dd wrt builds. So it's great news if they offer it at reasonable price. Although hardware will cost a little bit more...


#12

well friends and critics we need to appreciate ptcl that bring a new world of speed . dont get me wrong look 3 years back when other providers charging a lot more even on installation and speed they providing 128, 256 , super duper 512 Kbps not in Mbps . its ptcl that change the game . we have to wait till the things change slowly .


#13

PTCL does have its weak points but I am greatful and happy after reading this news. To THIS date, not a single ISP has launched DSL in small cities except PTCL. I would be still stuck with a dial-up connection if it were left to other 'coming soon' companies.


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europe home users are on same technology… with ONU cabins with copper wire. VDSL2 tech… even they get speed according to distance from exchange

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I Agree with u but i think this Bonding technology is different , its just my personal thinking that bonding tech is more advanced for long distances may be i m wrong


#15

well i search it and found this

What is ADSL bonding?

ADSL bonding is the term used to describe multiple ADSL connections which are combined to create a single high-speed line. This process can produce substantially faster transfer speeds than a standard ADSL connection and many businesses can achieve connections of up to 72Mbps with the service.


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well i search it and found this

What is ADSL bonding?

ADSL bonding is the term used to describe multiple ADSL connections which are combined to create a single high-speed line. This process can produce substantially faster transfer speeds than a standard ADSL connection and many businesses can achieve connections of up to 72Mbps with the service.

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wrong… ADSL bonding is different. VDSL is different technolody


#17

Ok lets assume we do get 50Mbps connections. But with the tariff structures these days I’m guessing a monthly cost of 50,000Rs :D


#18

Their current high speed 10mbps connection costs 10K a month if it works at all.... So by those standards, it could very well be costing over 50K a month OR perhaps they could cap the connection to reduce end user cost which would suck big time.

I am not sure is to how PTCL gonna achieve 50mbps speeds using copper line unless the use some sort of FTTx first. And those 50mbps speed are attainable at not more then 1.5 KM distances, after that the signal degrades rapidly becomes like ADSL2 with distances reaching 4 or 5KM.


#19

Achieve != Provide.

PTCL might be able to have 1Gbps internet speeds but it doesn't mean that they would provide the same to customers (if they do) and that it would be affordable for most. ;)


#20

SO 4mbps FTW ! :D