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Articles tagged with: cable

Virgin Media Brings 1.5Gbps Download Speeds To UK Folks

A £13 billion private investment by Virgin Media is making the Internet its fastest ever in London. Virgin Media, a popular and leading company is now providing Internet speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps which is 240 times faster than the average speed provided in London.

Almost every user is connected to a unique fiber optic cable network of Virgin Media through a high quality coaxial cable with almost negligible resistance. This is not the first time by Virgin media that they are crossing the limits in making things fast.

Bell Canada Gets Slammed With $10M Fine

Canada’s Competition Bureau has just slammed the telecommunications provider, Bell Canada with a $10M fine in response to Bell’s advertising practices. The Bureau accused the telecom giant of misleading advertising for a wide range of products.

It turns our that the company was routinely charging customers higher prices than advertised, usually by at least 15% and hiding extra fees in the fine print. Fees such as necessary add-ons, modem rental, TouchTone, and TV services were hidden in the fine print.

Alcatel-Lucent Invents 400GB Routing Chip

Alcatel-Lucent has just invented a new FP3 chip in the latest of a packet-processing chip series that can route traffic as fast as 400 gigabits per second! The new technology launched Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 and is expected to take on Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks in the future.

The new tech will handle the IPv6 addresses that are scheduled to roll out next year, very well. If you consider that the 100-Gigabit Ethernet standard was approved just last year, it’s amazing to learn of the speeds that new technology brings.

ARRIS Unveils 4.5Gbps Cable Technology

The company, ARRIS is seeking to bring faster Internet connection speeds to homes around the world with its new 4.5Gbps cable technology. The new technology will overtake current fiber optic networks with its intense speed.

As of now, the new technology remains a proof-of-concept test, meaning this won’t make economic sense on a large scale, but it is a step towards the next level of the Internet. Also, as technologies are introduced into the market, companies utilize the new research and improve it, allowing for a good probability of having affordable 4.5Gbps speed in the future.