DSL Pioneer Describes Terabit Future
Wireless inside a wired Swiss cheese.
- Rick Merritt for EE Times May 9th, 2017
- Source: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1331713
At a time when carriers are pondering an expensive shift from copper cables to optical fibers, a pioneer of digital subscriber lines is proposing a novel upgrade that someday could deliver terabit data rates.
In a keynote at the G.fast Summit in Paris Tuesday (May 9), John Cioffi will unveil ideas behind what he calls Terabit DSL (TDSL). They include carrying 50-600 GHz wireless signals through the tiny spaces between individual twisted pairs or the cables that bundle a hundred of them.