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BT demos 5.6 Tbps breakthrough fibre network that would let you download 200 HD films in one second

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Michael Smith
May 27, 2016 07:47
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BT has completed a successful trial for its breakthrough high speed fibre optic broadband.

It's important that our core networks keep pace with the growth in bandwidth demands driven by take-up of high-speed fibre broadband, HD content, 4G smartphones and tablets and in the future, 5G services.

We have been working together for over ten years and this project marks a big step forward in our efforts to build future-ready core networks for our customers.

Ultra-High-Speed optical networks are an indispensable infrastructure for the future of digital life, and this is an area where Huawei is investing, to help telcos such as BT squeeze as much capacity out of their core networks as possible."

However, BT's London-Dublin trial used existing commercial hardware to achieve 2 Tbps speed, which means that BT could improve its current download speeds by using Terabit superchanels.

"These landmark trials show that we can easily turn up the dial to deliver the speeds needed in our core networks to stay well ahead of rising customer demand," added Watson.

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