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FTTC Broadband Trials (80 Meg) Pretty Much Over – The Apps Will Come

screenshot of speedtest from 80Megs FTTC trial - Fibre broadbandThe FTTC broadband 80Meg trials are now more or less over with production launch of the faster service currently due on 12th april. FTTC80 was the version of the 40Meg FTTC but using a different baseband frequency that results in a doubling of its overall speed performance.

You can see from the small pic inset that this user saw an impressive 75Megs down though he didn’t see much change in the uplink. The ping time at 14milliseconds is also pretty good. it’s just the way ahead. Waiting for an onscreen response when using the internet is just not acceptable. It needs to be instantaneous.

It doesn’t matter that no application has an use for this kind of speed. Now that we have built it the applications will come.

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

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One reply on “FTTC Broadband Trials (80 Meg) Pretty Much Over – The Apps Will Come”

The application projected to use this bandwidth is video, isn’t it. More specifically multiple video streams over one connection for example the “Shameless” household with two kids on X-boxes and the family widescreen TV all streaming HDTV at the same time.

This at least is the BSG’s vision of the broadband future – – narrowcast TV.

Other than that it’s largely doing the same in less time, isn’t it ?

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