Nokia and Chorus upgrade New Zealand's copper broadband

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Nokia has outlined its copper broadband upgrade project across New Zealand in partnership with Chorus, saying it is using VSDL2 vectoring technology to enable speeds of up to 130Mbps.

VDSL2 technology, which removes interference between multiple copper cable lines, is being used in Chorus’ network outside of the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Chorus’ own fibre footprint.

“Nokia’s VDSL vectoring is a vital technology to ensure that those yet to connect to Chorus’ ultra-fast fibre network can experience the best broadband experience,” Chorus head of Network Technology Martin Sharrock said.

“Vectoring has improved average VDSL downstream speeds by over 40 percent and upstream speeds by over 30 percent. This is especially important for rural New Zealand, where fibre to the


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