|Vanhastel: Strong Sales, Soon for Vectoring|
|Saturday, 15 October 2011 20:24|
Gear ready to ship. Stefaan Vanhastel tells me Alcatel intends to price their vectored equipment low enough to ensure substantial sales in 2012. At reference customers including Belgacom they are seeing 30-70% performance improvement, occasionally more, albeit only on short loops. The enormous enthusiasm about vectoring has obscured the reality that the majority of lines are too long to see much improvement.
The consensus is that volume sales of vectored DSL will be delayed until 2013-2014, when several vendors are in the market. Big telcos are notoriously slow to make decisions. Vanhastel intends to do better than that.
Alcatel has vectored line cards and node processors almost ready to ship, with prototypes in production at Belgacom. They have to decide whether to price high and take advantage of being first to market or price aggressively to win customers from other manufacturers.
“We expect a great 2012,” Vanhastel enthuses.
|Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2011 06:42|