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Belgacom Switches on Nationwide VDSL2 With AlcaLu

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PARIS -- Belgacom, Belgium’s largest telecommunications services provider (Brussels Stock Exchange: BELG), and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced the activation of the world’s first nationwide VDSL2 vectoring network, delivering significantly higher speeds for a better broadband customer experience. This achievement is the result of a successful co-development partnership to further exploit the capabilities of DSL technology.

With the improved technology, Belgacom has boosted broadband connection speeds over traditional copper lines from 30 Mbps on VDSL2 to 70 Mbps on vectored VDSL2 lines. After testing with thousands of subscribers throughout 2013 Belgacom finalized the processes necessary to allow the smooth activation of vectoring for the first customers using a new generation modem, the B-BOX3.

Nationwide activation of the vectoring technology began in December 2013 with the town of Mechelen soon to be followed by Herstal, Laeken, Roeselaere and Mons. A next phase of towns will be activated from April 2014 onwards. By 2016, Belgacom will have completed the upgrade of its entire VDSL2 network consisting of 22,000 remote optical cabinets, making Belgium one of the best-connected countries in the world.

As the vectoring technology is deployed, Belgacom is preparing for a new era of enhanced digital services, with more non-linear and personalized TV services including TV Replay, personalized content, Video-on-Demand, high quality streaming, Teleworking services, Home monitoring, and evolution to Ultra HDTV (4K).

Belgacom SA (Euronext: BELG)

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