2008-04-18, 12:41 PM
An article in the business section of today's Calgary Herald featured a Calgary based company that has developed a new technology that Telco's are interested in that could deliver similar benefits to a FIOS system without the exorbitant capital investment needed to accomplish that. Can't post a link to the article as its a members digital copy of the paper. However, here's the link to that company's website. They claim to be able to get 400Mb/s of bandwidth.
2008-04-18, 01:35 PM
their website says 400Mb/s not MB
2008-04-18, 03:30 PM
Interesting, but keep in mind it is only 200 Mbps up and 200 Mbps down, and shared between a number of households. That's far less bandwidth than a true FIOS FTTP system. It is a closer competitor to cablevision than to FIOS.
There is a more detailed .pdf presentation here (http://trlabs.ca/trlabs/midcom-serveattachmentguid-0878d4c35d4526ea81d36e65859e50e9/heath.pdf). It even mentions "Saskachewan Province Canada" (sp).
2008-04-18, 03:46 PM
Yes technut it is very interesting. It suggests to me that a rapid rollout of HDTV by Telco's is possible with a potential sharp market penetration by the Telco's. Previously, it seemed that a massive investment (even more than they have already invested) was necessary to truly compete with the cable and satco's.
2008-04-18, 03:57 PM
From the presentation I linked, it looks like this is what SaskTel is using now for their IPTV service.