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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 25, 2010

Verizon's FiOS Fiber Network Can Do 10 GB Per Second

Verizon's tests revealed that its industry leading fiber optic network 'FiOS' can carry 10 gb of data per second. FiOS was also able to push about 1 GB/s to trial customer's home. That means Verizon will be able to offer 1000 times faster Internet connection in the US households in near future with 10 gbps downstream and 2.5 gbps upsteam data transfers.

[​IMG]The FiOS XG-PON fiber network has been developed by Motorola. Tests were designed to simulate what two different customers might experience while using their PCs to download, upload or share files to the Internet when served by a 10G PON system.  In addition, speed tests were performed to Verizon's speed test server located more than 400 miles away in Reston, Va., realized speeds of up to 915 Mbps between the PC and the speed test server.

"We continue to explore technologies that will allow Verizon to further evolve our FiOS network toward the functionality and speed the market will require," said Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president of technology for Verizon.  "As an example, it would take a customer less than three minutes to download a 20 gigabyte, Blu-ray movie over a 1 Gbps link, as opposed to close to four and a half hours over a 10 Mbps Internet connection.  A business customer using this service could backup data on an online server every night in just a few minutes, as opposed to hours.

Source: Verizon Press Release

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