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10G Broadband is Coming: Here's What You Need to Know

By Techopedia Staff
Published: December 23, 2019 | Last updated: November 6, 2020
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We will soon require a much faster and more efficient way to connect to the world, and the emerging 10G network platform is about to do just that.

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Our lives depend on technology. From streaming services like Netflix and Hulu that bring us our favorite shows today to the self-driving cars and surgical robots of tomorrow, exciting innovations are continually reinventing the way we live.

As innovation continues to bring us more and more immersive products and services, our lives become more and more dependent on them, and therefore on the network they all connect to.

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This means that we will soon require a much faster and more efficient way to connect to the world, and the emerging 10G network platform is about to do just that.

Whether you’re interested in enabling the latest generation of ultra HD video streaming or want to play live video games with absolutely zero lag, 10G networks will inevitably provide the power and speed that consumers need—all through technology that’s easy to implement at home.

Many Americans can currently access the internet at speeds of 1 Gigabit per second via cable broadband networks. While 1 gig speeds across America is a tremendous milestone, the rate of innovation demands a network that is constantly evolving too.

Spearheaded by the global cable industry, the 10G revolution will transform existing infrastructure in order to dramatically improve both its speed and capacity, with field trials beginning in 2020.

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This new and robust communications network will leverage the existing fiber-rich infrastructure already in place (meaning consumers won’t have to undergo a dramatic change in the way they access and use the Internet), and major cable companies across the globe are already working on ways to seamlessly transition to 10G networks without disrupting service.

10G will utilize multiple technologies that will allow cable networks to handle far more traffic in the future. Networks will be able to transmit up to 50% more data —enabling improved quality when it comes to everything from video conferencing to gaming—and symmetrical upload and download speeds mean that response times and latency will be shortened to 1 millisecond.

Advancements in Wi-Fi technologies will also allow users to seamlessly connect to both public and private WiFi networks without having to worry about spotty or dropped connections And this new technology will also provide greater protection through advanced network management systems that can identify and isolate security threats to prevent them from damaging the network.

Embrace the future of technology and learn more about 10G here. You can also sign up for updates to stay in-the-know about the progress of 10G. The next great leap in broadband communications is coming, and you don’t want to be left behind.


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