Alcatel-Lucent sets new speed record using old copper: 10 Gbps

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) continues to wring more life out of dying copper infrastructure, this time claiming to have hit a new broadband speed record of 10 Gbps using traditional copper telephone lines and prototype technology in Bell Labs tests. The results, which were achieved over 30 meters bonding two pairs of lines of standard copper supplied by a European operator, demonstrate how existing networks can be used to deliver 1 Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services, ALU said in a press release. FierceTelecom has a full report here.

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