18/08/2008

Assessment of the theoretical limits of copper in the last mile | Ofcom

Assessment of the theoretical limits of copper in the last mile | Ofcom

Ofcom has conducted research into the maximum speeds of copper delivery of broadband. This was done to ascertain theoretical rather than practical speeds.

Ofcom conducted the research as the use of bandwidth heavy applications like IPTV are being deployed.

If the DSL modems are hosted in the exchange then around 18% of the population will fall within 2Km of the exchange and achieve bandwidths of 50Mb/s or greater.

If the modems are housed in street cabinets then almost 100% of the population is within 2Km of the street cab and could achieve 50Mb/s or greater.

Now it just needs someone to install fibre to the street cabs or even fibre to the home.
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