Will BT"s new fibre optic broadband service prove an adequate rival to Virgin Media"s super-fast connections?
When it comes to household fibre optic broadband services, few companies have really had an impact to rival Virgin Media. The company"s high-speed connections - which offer the fastest connection speeds in the UK - have marked the company out from other providers for several years, but it looks like all that could soon change.
BT"s announcement of pricing details for its own fibre optic broadband service are likely to catch the eye of many, but will the so-called Infinity platform really become a strong rival to Virgin Media"s offerings? It"s early to say, but the initial signs are pretty good.
With a transmission distance of up to 2,000km without using electrical regenerators, Huawei" s 100G WDM prototype supports smooth upgrades from 10G/40G technologies. This innovation is expected to further promote and accelerate the commercial use of 100G WDM based solutions.
The current boom in broadband services has placed significant bandwidth demands and 100G WDM technology represents the next-generation in high-speed transport. Operators can transmit 10 times the traffic as compared to 10G WDM technology, the most widely deployed networking bandwidth. 100G WDM lays the foundation for telecom operators to deploy ultra-broadband services such as HDTV and multi-play in the future.