intec and Adtran have working parts for testing bonding. 35b uses double the spectrum for double the speed, 200+ megabits at 500 meters. It's not ready for the field yet, but test gear is now available from the German firm intec. Look for them at the Broadband Forum Interop exhibit.
Jeff Waldhuter of Verizon told me not investing in testing was the biggest mistake they made in the early days of DSL. BBWF will also feature Lincoln Lavoie, who has led the UNH/Broadband Forum testing for years. You can now buy the testing software they use for your own work. UNH uses Telebyte hardware, who will speak at the show.
Does quality matter? Gordon Moore says Intel lost the battle for memory chips because the Japanese had better quality. Intel was shipping perhaps 1 bad part in 1,000. He says the Japanese were closer to 1 in 1,000,000, possibly exaggerating. From Moore's Law by Arnold Thackray.
Promised for 2016, Deutsche Telekom now says 35b will not be available until the second half of 2018. Since samples are being tested, perhaps they can beat that schedule.
First VDSL tester for profile 35b bonding: intec presents new ARGUS models at the Broadband World Forum Berlin
Lüdenscheid, Germany, October 2017 – intec Gesellschaft für Informationstechnik mbH, German innovation leader in the field of telecommunications measuring instruments, will present high-grade new ARGUS brand test devices at the Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin, Europe’s most important industry event for broadband internet and telecommunication.
With over 25 years of experience, intec is one of Europe’s leading vendors of combined telecommunications measurement technology (xDSL, Ethernet, fibre, ISDN and more) designed specifically for use by network operators.
In Berlin, Germany’s market leader will present important new additions to the ARGUS family, including the only tester on the market that combines G.fast, VDSL2 profile 35b bonding, SHDSL and Gigabit Ethernet. The ARGUS family products cover all technologies currently deployed on the market – including, but not limited to ISDN, E1, POTS, ADSL2/2+ and VDSL2 vectoring as well as GPON, LTE and WLAN.
“The transition to all-IP is in full swing – and presents new challenges for measuring technology. Made in Germany, our ARGUS testers offer solutions for all test scenarios and are unique in their superior performance, flexibility and multifunctional capability,” stated Dr Ralf-Dieter Heil, International Sales Manager at intec. “There’s a reason why major network operators and providers choose to depend on our products.”
About intec Gesellschaft für Informationstechnik mbH
intec GmbH has over 25 years of experience and is one of the leading providers of xDSL, ISDN and IP measurement technology in Europe. With the ARGUS product range, intec offers easy solutions for commissioning and troubleshooting xDSL and ISDN connections. ARGUS measuring devices are designed especially for the daily needs of international network operators, service providers and installation companies and have been sold more than 100,000 times over. Companies such as Deutsche Telekom, KPN, A1 Telekom and OTE trust the quality of "Made in Germany" intec products.