VDSL2 at Orange: Livebox VDSL price, what are the differences between VDSL and VDSL2?

VDSL and VDSL2

The connection speed can therefore undergo significant variations, and this also depending on the higher or lower distance between which is the user and the orange distributor. This is the point of physical telephone relay called DSLAM by the operator technicians.

VDSL2 at Orange: Livebox VDSL price

In order to offer a better speed, all of the Livebox Orange offers are available in VDSL2, depending on the eligibility of the home. Identical to ADSL offers, Orange VDSL2 offers allow better flows.

  • The essential
  • VDSL2 is an evolution of the ADSL, which allows a very high speed internet connection.
  • Livebox offers in VDSL2 have the same services as Orange in ADSL offers.
  • If the line is eligible for Orange FTTH fiber, Orange will not offer an ADSL offer but only its 100% fiber offers.

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VDSL (Very High Speed ​​Digital Subscriber Line) is a cousin technology of the ADSL (Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line) which allows much faster flows than the latter. Indeed if the ADSL is limited to a theoretical maximum flow of 25 Mbits/s, the VDSL can go up to a theoretical speed of 34 Mbits/s and the VDSL2 up to 100 Mbits/s, still in theoretical flow.

As ADSL, VDSL, and its improvement VDSL2, go through copper telephone lines. It is by exploiting the full potential of the copper line, unlike the ADSL, that VDSL2 can reach such fast speeds.

Theoretical and real flows of VDSL2

If the theoretical flow of a VDSL2 line can climb up to 100 Mbits/s, this is only the case. Orange announces speeds of 50 Mbps maximum, because it is the median flow observed by Arcep. Indeed, the performance of a VDSL2 line closely depend on the distance between the box from the distributor (included in the telephone central). If the distance between the two is less than one kilometer, then the flow of the VDSL2 line will be very fast; If the distance between the box and the distributor is between 1 and 3.5 km, the speed will be slightly faster than an ADSL line. Above 3.5 km, the flow will be the same as that of an ADSL connection.

Orange VDSL2 offers

Following an eligibility test, Orange can offer VDSL2 to eligible customers. The operator gradually renews its DSLAM in the central telephone to make the lines eligible for VDSL.

All current Orange offers (Livebox, Livebox Up) offer VDSL2. The services offered are identical to those of ADSL (especially on the television offer). The Livebox rental price is included in the price of the offer (€ 3/month).

For orange customers having subscribed to an ADSL offer with the Livebox 2, the Migration to VDSL2 is possible when the accommodation is eligible by contacting customer service and migrating to the Livebox 4. Depending on the offer held, migration can be paid.

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Updated on 08/01/2023

A big enthusiast in the telecoms field, Benoit has real expertise on mobile players and the Internet; and their offers. He has written news articles since 2011 and has taken great pleasure in dissecting nebulous offers and operators’ equipment.

VDSL and VDSL2

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Review 13/10/2021 by Benjamin Gervais
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VDSL and VDSL2 are two technologies to connect to the Internet network, heirs of ADSL. They both offer a high speed of web connection. But what are the main differences between these two families of technologies ?

The evolution of the ADSL technique: VDSL

VDSL, a boosted version of ADSL

Vdsl goes through the telephone line, like the

If the ADSL protocol was among the first data transfer technologies to the web, the VDSL network succeeds it. Very-High-Bit-Rate DSL technology also operates on the same infrastructure as the traditional ADSL, namely the telephone network. To deliver a connection rate to the internet network higher than that of the ADSL, the VDSL “passes” also therefore by the copper wires. There is therefore no need to initiate additional wiring work for all individuals and professionals wishing to subscribe to such a network because the historic telephone operator (Orange, formerly France Telecom) has already deployed the telephone network on the integrality of the territory.

The other advantage with VDSL is the speed of web browsing it offers. Whether amounts or descendants, the flows delivered by the VDSL remain more advantageous than those of ADSL. Indeed, the VDSL makes it possible to reach descending flows ranging from 15 to 70 megabits per second, against flows of 1 to 15 megabits per second for the ADSL. On the downward flow side, the trend remains the same since VDSL has a speed of 1 to 12 megabits per second against a range of 0.5 to 1 for ADSL.

Which ADSL/VDSL boxes are available at home ?

If there is no need to undertake connection work as can be the case for optical fiber for example, another strong point of VDSL subscriptions is that they are generally billed at the same price as their ADSL counterparts. It is therefore quite possible to benefit from much more speed of connection to the web for the same price or almost with the ADSL.

VDSL2, even faster than VDSL

High speed vdsl

Technological extension of VDSL, the VDSL2 Internet connection protocol delivers an even greater navigation speed than VDSL. It is thus possible to obtain flow rates between 80 and 100 megabits per second (as for certain optical fiber subscriptions).

Like the VDSL protocol, VDSL2 also uses the existing telephone network, passing through copper wires. There is therefore there too no connection work to be expected for individuals and companies wishing to develop their internet subscription. The whole infrastructure is already existing.

The VDSL2 protocol was initially designed to be able to develop new so -called triple play offers that combine an internet subscription with the phone and a bouquet of TV channels. It was therefore necessary to be able to deliver enough flow so that subscribers can take advantage of the entire offer. As such, VDSL2 was deployed in two phases in the territory, the ACERP (regulatory authority for electronic communications and posts) having authorized its generalization from the end of 2013 and then mid-2014. Consequently, no less than 5 million households can claim to benefit from technology, mainly in geographic areas (for more than 2 million households) where optical fiber will not be implemented in the short or medium term.

Some constraints remain

Although very interesting in terms of connection speed/price of subscriptions, the VDSL and VDSL2 protocols nevertheless experience some technical constraints of which it is important to have knowledge.

VDSL and VDSL2 are both subjects to be disturbed by the “diaphony”. This is a phenomenon which is defined by a fairly marked decrease in connection flow due to electromagnetic interference that the copper wires can transport the flow rate.

The connection speed can therefore undergo significant variations, and this also depending on the higher or lower distance between which is the user and the orange distributor. This is the point of physical telephone relay called DSLAM by the operator technicians.

It is estimated that the maximum distance to benefit from the highest flow in VDSL as in VDSL2 is 1.5 km between the distributor and the user modem. After this distance, it remains more advantageous to opt for an ADSL subscription.

In detail, connection flows decrease as follows:

  • 95 megabits/second up to 150 meters away from the distributor
  • 80 megabits/second up to 300 meters
  • 50 megabits/second up to 600 meters
  • 35 megabits/second up to 900 meters
  • 25 megabits/second up to 1,200 meters

Zoneadsl allows you to test your flow or ‘connection speed’ in order to check these indications in practice.

The fact remains that most households in France are now close to a distributor, which then makes it interesting to opt for a VDSL or VDSL2 subscription.