View Full Version : Verizon Conducts World's First 10 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber-to-the-Premises Field Test

12-19-2009, 10:23 PM
From Verizon's Press Release (http://newscenter.verizon.com/press-releases/verizon/2009/verizon-conducts-worlds.html):

WALTHAM, Mass. December 16, 2009
Verizon is the first telecommunications company in the world to successfully field-test a passive optical network system known as XG-PON that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) downstream and 2.4 Gbps upstream, four times as fast as the current top transmission speeds supporting the company's all-fiber FiOS network.

The test, conducted recently in southern Massachusetts, sets the stage for Verizon to meet the emerging customer demand for a wide variety of devices and applications that require a network capable of transmitting large amounts of data at very high speeds. The devices and applications could include unicast HD video streaming, ultra-high-definition video, 3D video, user-generated content distribution, video conferencing, and new high-speed data services for medium- and large-business customers.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys