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Achieving Fiber-Optic Speeds over Copper Lines


A 100-year-old networking trick could boost transmissions over telephone infrastructure. Alcatel-Lucent has developed a prototype technology that could dramatically increase the speed of data communications over the copper wires that make up the majority of the world's telephone infrastructure. The technology combines three existing techniques, known as bonding, vectoring, and DSL phantom mode. It can reach speeds of 300 megabits per second at a distance of 400 meters from a communications hub, and 100 megabits per second at one kilometer. Checkout this podcast to lean more!