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BT reaches 5 Gbps over copper with XG.Fast

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 20 October 15

U.K. incumbent insists upgraded copper infrastructure, not fibre, is the answer when it comes to timely, widespread ultrafast broadband deployment.

BT on Tuesday came out fighting in favour of copper, revealing it has reached connection speeds topping 5 Gbps using XG.fast technology. The tests were carried out in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent at the U.K. incumbent's Adastral Park R&D centre in Suffolk. It achieved aggregate speeds of 5.6 Gbps over 35 metres of BT cable, a new record for full-duplex data transmission over a standard single line…

BT on Tuesday came out fighting in favour of copper, revealing it has reached connection speeds topping 5 Gbps using XG.fast technology. The tests were carried out in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent at the U.K. incumbent's Adastral Park R&D centre in Suffolk. It achieved aggregate speeds of 5.6 Gbps over 35 metres of BT cable, a new record for full-duplex data transmission over a standard single line…

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