Alcatel Lucent have combined three existing techniques, known as bonding, vectoring, and DSL phantom mode. It can reach speeds of 300 megabits per second at a distance of 400 meters from a communications hub, and 100 megabits per second at one kilometer. Alcatel-Lucent doesn’t believe it will roll out the combination technology until after 2011. 100 Mbps DSL in 5-10 years.
Combining the three techniques has the potential to increase transmission speeds far above what’s possible with existing DSL connections. Typical ADSL connections top out at six megabits per second, while advanced, VDSL-powered connections to fiber-optic hubs are advertised at speeds of up to 24 megabits per second. Replacing these VDSL connections with the prototype technology could boost speeds by 300 to 1,000 percent.
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