In the short and medium term, users will have the possibility of contracting new fiber optic speeds above 1 Gbps. The biggest pitfalls are in the necessary equipment, both at the level of the router and the network card in the computer. As for the operators, they continue to test technologies to offer these speeds and some have already launched them commercially. In fact, Open Fiber launches symmetric 10 Gbps XGS-PON fiber in Italy and can already be contracted in the whole transalpine country.
The speed of fiber optics (not to be confused with latency) will continue to increase in the coming years. The theoretical limits They are still a long way off and operators are already thinking of launching 2 Gbps and even 10 Gbps modalities for the domestic market. Leaving aside the debate on the need to have this type of connections or not, the truth is that we can breathe a sigh of relief since we have a technology in our house that will connect us to the Internet at very high speed for many years.
Open Fiber launches 10 Gbps XGS-PON fiber
The Italian wholesale provider Open Fiber launches the new commercial offer, available throughout the national network, of the broadband access service XGS-PON (10Giga symmetric) for your operators. Unlike other operators, this one does not market directly with the end customer and instead is dedicated to carrying out a deployment to act as a wholesaler in the market.
With this new speed it is possible to reach an access speed of up to 10 Gbps, which is 100 times 100 Mbps. Using the FTTH network deployed throughout the country, which is the largest in Italy and the third in Europe (we assume that it is behind Movistar and Orange in Spain).
This speed has taken some time to become available. The first tests were carried out more than two years ago at the Milan city. In this case, for the implementation it has not been necessary to do anything on the passive network but simply an update of the terminal in the client and in the fiber exchanges.
Also, this is just the beginning. The operators have been testing very high speeds such as achieving 800 Gbps per optical channel last year in several at European level. These modalities of more than 1 Gbps will begin to arrive en masse from next year and the following years. Who will be the first to launch it in our country?