German ISP claims to deliver 4.7Gbps download speed in field test
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 02/06/2012 16:47
Germany's largest cable operator today said it has delivered download speeds of 4.7Gbps in a field test that blows away the 300Mbps FiOS speeds Verizon has been crowing about.
But, of course, Verizon's speeds will be available to real-world users (in the limited number of communities FiOS is deployed in). Kabel Deutschland (KD), the German ISP, delivers up to 100Mbps to its customers today, but said the 4.7Gbps field test in the city of Schwerin is an attempt to future-proof its network. The test required channel bundling techniques and 12 modems, so the actual speed may be "only" 392Mbps per modem.
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