Four times more core bandwidth in prep for 50Mbps cable products
The rise of broadband has at times seen the bottleneck that old fashioned dial-up presented move from the connection to the customers home to the various elements of the providers core network. As part of its upgrades to prepare for the roll-out of its 50Mbps cable broadband service, Virgin Media is to upgrade the speed of its core fibre network.
The upgrade should see the core network increasing from 10Gbps to 40Gbps without the need to replace the many kilometres of fibre linking the major nodes. From the Silicon.com article which reveals the connection has already been tested between London and Manchester, it is not clear how much of a difference this will make to local contention issues.