Nokia pushes DSL speeds to 825Mbps

By Emil ยท 63 replies
Oct 25, 2010
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  1. crzydave

    crzydave TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I would just be happy if my ISP provided me what i should be getting, but alas it is not. While I would like to make the transition to fiber, 1 its too expensive, 2 its not even provided where I live. Perhaps this new technology will make it possible to get some decent speeds.
  2. mkillor

    mkillor TS Rookie

    Ha.. and I just switched to AT&T's 3mbps for 14.95 a mo.(for first year) I wonder how much it will cost to get 875mbps?
  3. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Seriousley dude, DSL/copper phone systems have high bandwidth distribution "hubs" all over the city. It doesn't all just originate from one single area!
    Also at the moment normal DSL systems work at 2-10mb/s, if that could be upped to 20-30mb/s using this tech that would be a massive boost to overall infrastructure speeds. At that rate the distance would also be MUCH larger than just 400m

    Don't stare yourself blind at the 825mb/s and think practical. I think this is great news for older cities that struggle to get fibre lines rolled out.
  4. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    thats a nice theoretical maximum but realistically we would get less than half of that commercially.
  5. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    :O I already profit from a 50mbps connection. Profiting by more sounds good even though I don't think it'll happen too soon.
  6. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Very nice! Cable Internet companies practice of sharing bandwidth amongst neighbors may allow this new, faster form of DSL to thrive.

    I can't help but wonder if land line phone companies will then further explore devices which use DSL lines for video/ audio calling. That is one niche calling market that cell-phones do not yet have an edge.
  7. All these morons saying oh that's great if i lived 20 feet from the server need to realize it says 50-75% speed increase. So that's increase over whatever junk speed you have now if its 20mbit it might be 30-35mbit or more.
  8. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    800mbps is a dream come true in India. Where we are still struggling to get even 1mbps connection you guys are talking about 800mbps. Our download truly su**s. I dont know when a revolution will come into place here
  9. nickblame

    nickblame TS Enthusiast Posts: 43

    I think its more than probable to have such speeds over a single wire, or even more than 800mbit. Its possible to boost wireless speeds but you have to install fiber to boost wired ones?
  10. XnaX

    XnaX TS Rookie Posts: 39

    That is quite awesome, but... 825 over 400 meters, and already down at 750 over 500? (or have i gotten it wrong?) Isn't that a bit useless?
  11. I'm pretty sure just as with the internal components of a computer, the internet can only go as fast in a 2 way link as the slowest component or connection.
  12. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    The problem is always between distances and speed. We need to find a technology where speed won't be affected by distances but this is hard to find since we are limited to the materials already installed. Wipe all these copper cables and turn it into optical fiber. We could pass everything through the fiber - radio, tv, internet, phone... without affecting the speed/distance
  13. jjbeard926

    jjbeard926 TS Rookie Posts: 69

    And currently fiber is the only medium we have that doesn't have a (major) speed over distance issue. With cable internet the number of connections between you and the hub changes speeds and with DSL pure distance changes the speeds.

    But a fiber installation is extremely expensive. To install a fiber connection in my area to one building where the fiber is already at the street level costs almost $2000. To run fiber under one city street costs over $10,000. Upgrading and replacing all phone and cable lines with fiber for even one city costs millions of dollars. Now expand that to the entire infrastructure across a state, now the country, now the world.

    Good luck.

    It's a lofty goal, but not one likely to be achieved in our lifetimes. On top of simple costs you run into legal and political problems trying to do a project of that nature. Depending on the right of way clauses written into property titles, some specify exactly what may be done with the right of way easement. Others do not. It takes a team of lawyers to figure out the answers to just that one question but it must be answered for every property your line passes through. If the title specifies certain things but not fiber optic cabling then you're stuck, you need to take the people to court to get it added or permission to pass the cabling through their land. Now add to it cities and counties that have passed their own laws and restrictions on cabling, right of ways, infrastructure upgrades of any kind, etc, etc.

    This is the exact problem the company I work for now is in. We want a direct fiber link from point a to point b. The city where point a is has a contract with another company to provide the fiber optic connections in and out of the city. On top of that the land we want to run the fiber through is county land and they will not provide a permit to add fiber optic cables in that area. So currently point a runs entirely on one fiber link and every time it gets cut the entire city loses all phone, internet, even cell service. But we can't get in there to provide our own backup fiber link, so everyone is stuck.
  14. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    i guess nokia is not the provider of dsl no?

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