The growing need for faster Fiber networks - Telecom on the move

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 15:46 -- Chad Mize

We Will Soon Live in a 100 Gbps World
By Stacey Higginbotham, GIGAOM

Thanks to iPhones, tablets and Netflix, the demand for bandwidth is back, and that’s drumming up interest in expanding and building out fiber networks. Today we think 1 Gbps fiber networks are enough, but soon we’ll need 100 Gbps, and a host of infrastructure companies are gearing up to provide it. Unnoticed by Silicon Valley, telecom is on the move again.


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