Tired of Slow Internet? Verizon Will Soon Offer 80Gbps
Slow Internet speeds are a pain for all of us, especially for those who download GBs of data from the Internet. I myself found this an issue, as I download most of my games via the Steam, PSN and Xbox Store.
We need a super fast solution and we need it now.
Verizon, a telecommunications company in the United States, managed to successfully complete tests with a super fast fiber optic network. Dubbed as the next-generation passive optical network, this new technology is capable of offering users speeds from 10Gbps to 80Gbps.
The system uses an OLT (Optical Line Terminal), capable of generating four wavelengths of light. Each of these wavelengths are capable of generating a massive 10Gbps down and 2.5Gbps up speeds.
According to Lee Hicks, vice president of network technology for Verizon:
The technology will have the system capacity to grow to 40-80 Gbps as the market demand.This is possible by simply adding new colors of light onto the existing fiber, each augmenting the capacity by up to 10 Gbps
The most interesting part of the technology is its ability to transmit GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network) signal as well as the new NG-PON2 at the same time.
The field trial also validated an important service reliability feature of NG-PON2. In this test, a fault in the central office equipment was simulated and the customer’s ONT autonomously tuned to another wavelength, restoring its own 10G service in seconds. This new feature of NG-PON2 has critical implications for improved customer reliability and performance.
For the time being, we don’t know when this technology will hit the market. However, it is safe to say that it would be available to corporate users first.
Price will be a crucial factor in its success, by comparison, Google offers 1Gbps for $70 and Comcast is giving 2Gbps for $300 per month.