The world’s fastest broadband connection went live down under – Nokia demonstrates a 100 gigabit internet line in Australia in a record attempt, but doesn’t say when it will go on sale

Faster broadband is coming, and network providers don’t have to overhaul their infrastructure.

nbn, Australia’s largest wholesale broadband provider, used Nokia Light span MF fiber platform, to deliver 10G, 25G, 50G and 100G broadband speeds over its existing fiber network. Nokia’s Lightspan delivers a next-generation passive optical network (PON) at scale.

PON is a type of fiber optic network that combines point-to-multipoint fiber optic architecture with communication networks. The technology uses a single fiber optic connection that splits into many different fibers, allowing one line to serve multiple users. This is achieved by both active and passive splitters, hence the name. PON technology increases the efficiency of a network because it reduces the number of active switching devices used. Furthermore, it requires less power and supports greater distances between users and their service providers.

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A game changer