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19th March, 2014 - 11:36 am (0 Comments)

The Cloud, a public wireless Internet hotspot operator owned by BSkyB (Sky Broadband), has noted how similar technology to that already used in wifi networks could soon help everything from Smartphones to possibly even electric Cars get recharged while surfing the Internet and without needing to be plugged in.


12th February, 2014 - 8:21 am (15 Comments)

People concerned that wireless radiation from mobile services operating in the electromagnetic spectrum (radio), such as those used for Mobile Phones and Mobile Broadband (e.g. 900MHz and 1800MHz), can rest a little easier today after an 11-year long and £13.6m UK study found “no evidence” of biological or adverse health effects.


6th February, 2014 - 6:34 pm (3 Comments)

Mention words like Microwave or Radiation and some people will instantly conjure up frightening images of nuclear disasters, three headed dogs and of course.. Justin Bieber. The latter is particularly horrifying but not when it nearly scuppers a seemingly harmless rural broadband project (the wireless aspect not Bieber).


21st January, 2014 - 1:22 pm (41 Comments)

Telecom giants Alcatel-Lucent and BT have today announced that a field trial of new Flexgrid technology has helped to deliver data speeds of up to 1.4Tbps (Terabits per second) over an existing “commercial grade” fibre optic link using a “record spectral efficiency” of 5.7 bits per second per Hertz (b/s/Hz).


10th December, 2013 - 11:21 am (0 Comments)

Swiss scientists working out of EPFL, part of Switzerland’s Federal Institutes of Technology, have found another way to boost the performance of existing fibre optic networks by shortening the distance (space) between pulses of laser light. Better yet the solution is said to be “highly flexible and can be easily integrated” into existing communication systems.


29th October, 2013 - 7:58 am (0 Comments)

A team of UK scientists working on the £4.6m Ultra-Parallel Visible Light Communications (UP-VLC) project have successfully enhanced Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology so that a micro-LED (Light-Emitting Diode) light bulb can now transmit data at a record speed of 10.5Gbps (Gigabits per second).


15th October, 2013 - 7:50 am (1 Comment)

A joint team of German researchers based out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have achieved a world record after they successfully completed a 100Gbps (Gigabits per second) data transmission over a wireless radio network at 237.5GHz. The next target is 1Tbps!

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

17th July, 2013 - 8:00 am (0 Comments)

Global telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent claims to have set a new world record after it successfully transmitted information (data) at the staggering speed of 31Tbps (Terabits per second) over a single long-haul 7200km optical fibre cable (i.e. simulating undersea transoceanic cable distances).

europe digital agenda

4th July, 2013 - 8:43 am (8 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) and Japan have announced the launch of six joint research projects, supported by £15.3m+ (€18m) in funding, that aim to build networks which are “5000 times faster than today’s average European broadband ISP speed (100Gbps compared to 19.7Mbps)“.

fibre optic cable 4 fiberevolution.com

30th May, 2013 - 2:31 pm (0 Comments)

Bell Labs, the New Jersey (USA) based research and development subsidiary of telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent, has found a way of boosting data speeds down fibre optic cables by using two light beams in opposing phases to cancel out interference that would ordinarily slow the transfer.

LED Lights

6th April, 2013 - 8:56 am (3 Comments)

Researchers working at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin (Germany) have taken their Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology, which makes it possible to use standard “off-the-shelf” LED (Light-Emitting Diode) room lights for data transmission, to the next level by boosting the speed up to 3Gbps (Gigabits per second).

follow fibre optic cable

27th March, 2013 - 10:29 am (2 Comments)

Scientists working at the University of Southampton (England, UK) have found a way to push data at close to the true speed of light by using a special hollow fibre optic cable, which has been able to deliver transfer speeds of 73.7 Terabits per second.


14th February, 2013 - 8:30 am (1 Comment)

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen (UA) in Scotland, supported by BT and Alcatel-Lucent, are seeking to “increase the speed of the Internet” by re-writing the way computers and network devices (e.g. routers) talk to each other so as to improve latency times (ping) and potentially make multiplayer games and video streaming smoother.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

13th February, 2013 - 8:37 am (0 Comments)

Network operator Telefónica and Infinera claim to have demonstrated the “first” super-channel fibre optic network running at a speed of 10Tbps (Terabits per second) via ten 1Tbps channels and a whole heap of both old and new modulation methods combined.

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