The future of broadband is fibre

{ Posted on Jan 31 2014 }
Categories : Broadband, Fibre

The great philosopher Aldous Huxley, who so often accurately predicted the future, said “Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure”. His comment would appear to ring true for a rapidly increasing number of people.

The future of broadband is fibre

The future of broadband is fibre

The recent revelations from BT’s and Alcatel-Lucent’s field trial of new Flexgrid technology for pushing both every day and specialist fibre connections toward their limits potentially breathe new life into more vivid predictions of the future of broadband. The trial is reported to have achieved an stunning 1.4 Terabits per second speed on “commercial grade” fibre optic links from BT Tower to BT’s Adastral Park in Ipswich. Elsewhere, teams have achieved incredible speeds of over 70 Terabits per second on advanced, non-standard connections.

The fibre broadband market is ever expanding, as more people become hungrier for superior connection speeds and the level of interest and funding increases. The release of the OECD’s (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) annual global report revealed that, although connections are still predominantly copper DSL, “it continues to be gradually replaced by fibre optic links (note: they define this as FTTP (the home or business) or LAN connections), now at 15.75% of subscriptions (7.19% in the UK)” (Source: ISPreview). The report puts Britain 3rd among the fastest growing countries who are experiencing an increase in fibre subscriptions, with an annual growth of over 150%.

It’s increasingly clear that the future of broadband will be influenced heavily by fibre. The potential to push speeds further than ever before is too appealing to overlook and the evidence of this is constantly gathering. If you’re not already taking advantage of the growing for fibre broadband, talk to us about it. Call our partner sales team on 0333 101 9120 or email Our partner sales team.

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