G.Fast broadband technology speeds into field trials

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A promising new ultrafast broadband technology which uses existing copper infrastructure has entered field trials in the UK and could deliver speeds up to 330 Mbps at launch, with up to 500 Mbps possible "within a decade" as it becomes more developed. 

The exciting technology, dubbed G.Fast, has entered a field trial in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Two thousand...

By Ryan Daws, 26 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, G.fast, Industry, Infrastructure.

Nokia confirms intention to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

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Nokia might have sold its phone hardware business to Microsoft, but the company is still very much alive and well. The firm has doubled-down on its efforts in the telecoms equipment space and has announced its intention to acquire French equipment maker, Alcatel-Lucent, for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion.)

For comparative purposes, Microsoft bought Nokia's phone arm for $7 billion. We're talking about...

By Ryan Daws, 15 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, G.fast, Industry, Infrastructure.