Tag Archives: gigabit

Alcatel-Lucent claims 1Gbps over copper breakthrough

Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm – Bell Labs, has announced a prototype technology that enables copper lines to deliver 1 Gigabits per second symmetrical (simultaneous download and upload) broadband speeds. It also, perhaps with a press release in mind, demonstrated 10 Gbps over two pairs of copper lines. The new technology is called “XG-FAST”, which is an…
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Bandwidth explosion: As Internet use soars, can bottlenecks be averted?

Bandwidth usage is soaring, driven by the proliferation of Internet-connected devices. Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson THE FUTURE OF BANDWIDTH As the head of a bandwidth assessment group at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and past chairman of the IEEE's task force on 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet, John…
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