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Nokia pushes DSL speeds to 825Mbps

By Emil
Oct 25, 2010
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  1. Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it has successfully tested a technology that could boost the data-carrying capacity of standard copper wires. The result is astonishing: speeds of 825Mbps over a distance of 400 meters of bonded copper lines and 750Mbps over a distance of 500 meters. Right now, we are only starting to see the availability of DSL that can deliver 100Mbps. If this technology is ever christened as viable enough to go comm...

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  2. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    This is very impressive. My questions is, is the reason that cable has faster speed than DSL due to the cable architecture, i.e. cable was more strands per wire so it can carry more data?
     
  3. Anshrew

    Anshrew TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I was under the impression that DSL used the old copper phone lines while Cable "BroadBand" used fiber optics, or at the very least something better than copper.
     
  4. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I always though my cable internet actually used my cable lines, which I thought were copper. I mean, it comes into the house and i split it, one goes to the tv one goes to the modem.
     
  5. tacobfm

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I have to admit this is impressive.
    South Korea might get its average speed to 1000 mbps by its deadline.
     
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    The more ways high speed internet can go into your home the better, it will keep costs lower.
     
  7. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I don't even want to imagine the internet data plans price...
     
  8. motrin

    motrin TS Enthusiast Posts: 156   +8

    400 meters.. i need like 15 miles. thats if this would come to my country/state/small town...
     
  9. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    400 meters...that is not all that good. Yes it is an "improvement" but only slightly. Now if they had said 2-3km we would have something to talk about.
     
  10. argoxp

    argoxp TS Rookie

    It will specially handy on third world countries where cooper based networks are already in place and would be to expensive to replace. Countries like Mexico will benefit the most due to it size.
     
  11. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 410   +38

    This is all good news but still useless as far as i'm concerned. I don't think we have enough backbone internet infrastructure to support these speeds for everyone at once. I get the impression we are already way oversubscribed in terms of numbers of users promised X amount of bandwidth to the internet, while only Y amount is available because everyone is using it. Maybe I don't know what i'm talking about and there is plenty of reserve bandwidth, but I just think we should increase our bandwidth within the infrastructure first, then worry about the all the fingers reaching out in the cities.
     
     
  12. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    wow i have 10meg and think its ok but 800 meg would be sick lol. i think a 50meg standard would be great for dsl.
     
  13. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,355   +402

    Very impressive - as long as you only live 400 feet from the sender. ;)
     
  14. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    This is like owning a Bugatti Veyron without a license plate.
     
  15. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Haha @ TomSEA. Yeah, it looks like the returns diminish quickly with added meters given.
     
  16. grimm808

    grimm808 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    It's such a shame I won't see any of these massive speedy internet connections, since I live in the 50th state, close to the middle of the pacific ocean, 6 hours plane ride from California. Our fastest internet connection here is Roadrunner, which gives 1MB upload, which is decent/average speed for online gaming, but I wish I could get my hands on monthly fiber-optic, or something along these lines.
     
  17. speeedy6

    speeedy6 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    All I know is I desperately need an upgrade to my 2.5Mbps connection from stupid at&t.
     
  18. pTk

    pTk TS Rookie

    Wow this would be awesome as I could see it helping out smaller towns, such as mine where the fastest connection you can get is 6mbps DSL
     
  19. crazyboy88

    crazyboy88 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Now if they could actually start pushing 10mbps lines here in our neighborhood (Philippines) then maybe I could start dreaming about getting a 100mbps DSL connection :)
     
  20. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Maniac Posts: 431   +8

    Now this isn't the first time I heard of a new sort of technology or algorithm that could improve the DSL speeds. The last I remember was a young man from Australia. Not sure what ever happened with that. Now I wonder, how fast do the speeds of this particular technology deteriorate as distance increases? DSL from AT&T at my house is very unstable and slow because I'm basically at least 10,000 ft. from the nearest central office. So, stretch this tech out to to 10,000 ft. and what does 825 Mbit's turn to?
     
  21. f111

    f111 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    It will be 80 years before we see anything like that in New Zealand, we are already behind and the govt refuses to increase fibre optic to nearest continent, so we'll be sitting here with our lovely 6.5mb/s (even Kazakstan has a higher average download speed) while the rest of the world streaks ahead...
     
  22. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Member Posts: 98   +20

    No, its how it operates. Cable is a single Coax cable. it has to do with the frequency and channel spacing. But 500meters? This is almost worthless. Unless your sitting right on top of the branch office you would get nothing...
     
  23. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    From where Im from, 6Mbps is already expensive. And sometimes you don't even get what you pay for. 1Gbps.. one can just imagine the power you wield when you have this.
     
  24. ashaman1

    ashaman1 TS Rookie

    I hope this technology hits mainstream usage soon... at&t has already started using pair bonding in my town for their uverse hybrid fiber/copper FTTN IPTV technology to supposedly almost double their range from the VRAD to the copper "last mile" to the home but even with that extension of range I am still too far to qualify for the service. Sigh... time warner cable service is craptacular in my area for both video and internet service so I am forced to putter along at about 2.6 mbps and getting robbed monthly by directv. Hell, I would kill for at least 6 mbps so anything else above that is just gravy.
     
  25. I just found out Shaw internet. in a few citys in canada are testing out 1 Gigabit internet. OMFG Dam i figerd the 100 mbps they have in my area was fast..
     


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