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Telewest Targets 50 to 100Mbps!
By: MarkJ - 24 September, 2005 (9:11 AM)

Having introduced their new 10Mbps service in Scotland yesterday, Telewest is now said to be targeting a 50 to 100Mbps product by the end of 2006!:

The cable company claims it will achieve this hundred-fold increase in broadband speeds, compared with the average connection today, thanks to its investment in Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) standards.

Telewest is hoping to launch a service based on DOCSIS 3 middleware which will allow download speeds between 50Mbps and 100Mbps by the end of 2006.

DOCSIS3 works over hybrid fibre co-axial cable, but Telewest is also planning to upgrade its Ethernet service to allow users to plug Ethernet cable straight into the back of a computer without the need of a modem.

We dare not speculate on the price of such a service, but one thing is certain, BT is going to be under massive pressure. Even those adopting ADSL2+ technology can not hope to achieve anything even remotely close to 100Mbps. More @ ZDNet.

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