Since VDSL2 has the characteristic of faster rates over shorter distances, the ideal architecture for Telcoms is to use fiber optic lines as the backbone and a VDSL2 line as the last mile into the home or office. VDSL2 operates over copper wires so that telecom operators can provide bundled services to end-users similar to those that cable operators offer.
With outstanding throughput, the BEC 8200M can complement a fiber network to offer the best solution for delivering IPTV or home entertainment services. The BEC 8200M also supports both central office (CO) and customer-premises equipment (CPE) modes for back-to-back applications. Besides forwarding Ethernet packets between VDSL2 port and Ethernet ports, BEC 8200M also provides Hardware IGMP snooping for IGMP v1/v2 to facilitate IPTV services without interfering with other applications.