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June 6, 2002
OSLO -- The Full Service-VDSL Committee today announced publication of the global standardised FS-VDSL specifications. These ensure that multiple streams of high-quality digital video programming, high-speed data and voice services can be delivered over traditional phone lines with superior service capability to cable platforms.The FS-VDSL Committee is a group of over 60 companies who share a common vision for a multi-service video-centric network platform based on FS-VDSL (full service very high-speed digital subscriber line). It has been working for nearly two years to define an architecture that will provide operators and service providers with the framework to innovate and evolve an exciting mix of video-centric services tailored to their markets, while leveraging the economies of global deployment.The committee ratified the five part specification at its eighth plenary session hosted by Telenor in Oslo-Norway, May 22-24, 2002. The documents are available at www.fs-vdsl.net and cover the following areas:-
Part 1: Operator RequirementsDefining services requirements and infrastructure deployment issues. Protecting digital content is also addressed.
Part 2: System Architecture SpecificationDefining end-to-end platform architecture and protocols.
Part 3: Customer Premises Equipment SpecificationDefining customer equipment configurations and connectivity functions.
Part 4: Physical Layer Specification for Interoperable VDSL SystemsPromoting VDSL transceiver interoperability.
Part 5: Operations, Administration, Maintenance & ProvisioningSpecificationDefining the operational aspects for economic deployment of VDSL platforms.The ITU-T has agreed to create an FS-VDSL Focus Group under its Study Group 16 "Multimedia Services, Systems and Terminals" to adopt the FS-VDSL specifications. These specifications will then be proposed to the study group for development into ITU-T Recommendations."Our goal has been to make VDSL an attractive solution by creating a global standard to drive down costs," said Clayton Mangione, president of the FS-VDSL Committee. "The FS-VDSL specifications ensure that VDSL will co-exist with other architectural solutions in the telco environment, and the adoption of our work by the ITU-T ensures that the work will be maintained and evolved over the long term to take into account new technology and applications."Full Service-VDSL Committee
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