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Even as we patiently wait for fiber to the home, VDSL chip maker Ikanos Communications has released a new chip that will allow carriers to stream data at speeds of upto 100 megabits per second over boring-ole copper cables. The new chip – Fx 100100 – […]

Even as we patiently wait for fiber to the home, VDSL chip maker Ikanos Communications has released a new chip that will allow carriers to stream data at speeds of upto 100 megabits per second over boring-ole copper cables. The new chip – Fx 100100 – allows 100 megabits both in upstream and downstream directions over a single copper line. Ikanos believes that its new solution enables carriers to increase their revenue stream by offering the same high-speed symmetric bandwidth over existing telephone lines. This chip could also boost ethernet-over-copper as well. Now if we could get the company to work on its product naming strategy. The chip can push data at those speeds over a 150-to-200 meter span, depending on the condition of the copper loop. [Press Release]

  1. The press release doesn’t give the range at which we get 100Mbps and that is the most important thing . . .

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  2. Thats great for small apt buildings but completely useless for deployment in the US by the telcos who are the people who have to adopt this stuff to make it happen for the average consumer

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  3. i miss calculated the length in feet it is about 550 to 700 feet. i think this is a good extension technology for fiber that ends at the curb and for distribution within the building complexes especially in five-to-ten floor buildings.

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  4. Thank you for your Press Release. It’s very helpful for me.

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  5. Also from what i see, this is going to be targeting the emerging broadband markets before it really comes to the US> India is a market the company has some traction

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