Alcatel Lucent Sets New 10 Gbps Copper Speed Record
Alcatel Lucent this week announced that they've achieved yet another data transmission speed record over copper lines. According to the company's announcement
, Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has transmitted data at speeds of 10 Gbps over copper using a technology they're calling XG-Fast. XG-Fast won't be made commercially available until sometime in 2015, according to the company. As is usually the case these advancements come with great distance restrictions; 10 Gbps was achieved using bonded pairs over a distance of just thirty meters.