Physical Requirements for Faster U-Verse Speeds?
Hello. I was excited when I learned faster U-Verse speeds were coming to subscribers. 45Mbps, then eventually 75Mbps, and possibly 100Mbps after that. I did my research to find out what makes this possible, and it boils down to a couple of things. One is "vectoring," which is essentially noise cancellation for the line, increasing the signal to noise ratio (and thus, bandwidth). Another thing is pair bonding...which is...using more than one pair of wires.
Sadly, I live in an apartment complex, and there is only 1 pair per apartment. So I doubt I'll be able to get the 75 or 100 Mbps speeds. However, I don't understand why (logically) the advantages of vectoring can't be used for my single pair. I asked a U-Verse Technician if I'd be able to get higher speeds soon, and he said I could not because I only have 1 pair. I am not totally confident his answer is accurate however, and wanted to post here in the forum to inquire.
I happen to work for AT&T myself (none of my comments, words, etc., reflect those of the company, and are my personal views/opinions), and one of the things I do is add capacity to IPDSLAMS by ordering cards, and manage projects that install Lightspeed (U-Verse) equipment -- 7450's, 7330's, etc. I might know enough to answer this question if I had gotten a job or two to upgrade the 7330's to the faster cards, but I haven't been issued any such job yet, so I don't know the answer.
I was hoping that perhaps one of you out there have been involved with this in Labs and know the definite answer, or perhaps there's someone here who also has only 1 pair and has gotten the 45Mbps speed. Again, there are 2 ways of getting the higher speeds, and I know I can't use 1 of them (2 pairs), but I want to know if vectoring can be used on a single pair to bump my speeds.
I'm really hoping it's possible, 'cause I don't think the apartment complex will tear up the place to add more copper wiring!