50Mbit/s on copper

Lump of copperMany of us struggled years ago to achieve stability and good enogh line-quality to get ADSL. Desparate queries on Kapax gave grief reports like “you are 301m too far away from nearest central” and the equipment was some old ALCAUD boxes. One were happy when they upgraded central and got a 2Mbit adsl but after a few weeks the central got overloaded and they had to reduce it to 1MBit because of line-noise. Many struggled for weeks to get connected and some of them got happy messages like “we’ve routed you through a neighbor central and increased your line speed, will not cost you anything”, but then after a couple of months that central too went bananas because of overload. Sounds familiar?

Now Cybercity (Telenor) announces that they will challenge the market with a 50Mbit/s product, via existing coppernetwork. Sounds fun? 🙂 I say recycle all copper!

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

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