Ericsson has issued a press release detailing the selection of its EDA IP DSLAM range by ntl. ntl are trialling the delivery of high definition TV (HDTV) over the copper phone line that forms part of its existing cable service network, additionally the press release indicates Internet access may also be supplied as part of this ADSL2+ trial.
The trial run by ntl, has proven broadband speeds of 18Mbps and above were possible without any modification to the existing ntl copper access infrastructure. The full press release can be found here.
This ADSL2+ trial, is not be confused with the ones other providers such as BT are running. The ntl service when finally launched will only be available to people in ntl cable franchise areas. 2005 looks to be the year where providers are rushing to provide 8Mbps, and the signs are that 2006 will be the year of ADSL2+.
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