A regional telephone company in Finland, PHP (Päijät-Hämeen Puhelin) is one of the first in the world to roll out Very High Bit Rate DSL 2 or VDSL2. The technology allows for symmetric speeds (upload and download) of up to 100Mbit/s at 500 metres and 50Mbit/s at 1km from the DSLAM. It runs over existing copper phone networks like ADSL.
Fully operational by this month, the VDSL2 network will enable PHP to offer customers telco "triple play" services featuring IPTV, voice and data. PHP's service offering of 100Mbit/s download speed and 24Mbit/s upload costs 79 Euro, or NZ$153.
Ericsson is the supplier for PHP's VDSL2 service, using it's EDA DSLAM. The service will be delivered as Ethernet, simplifying network design.