Cisco touts fibre-based Ethernet at 20xDSL speeds

Cisco used this week's Broadband DSL Forum in Berlin to promote fibre-based Ethernet access as an alternative, far faster broadband technology for homes and businesses.

It lined up telcos and ISPs from Italy (FastWeb), Sweden (Sonera and Bredbandsbolgat) and new customers in Austria and the UK to extol the benefits of its Ethernet-based approach, which typically delivers speeds 20 times faster than is possible with current ADSL technology.

Surf Telecom, the telecoms infrastructure division of Western Power Distribution, is using Cisco's Metro Ethernet switching kit to supply broadband Ethernet access to businesses, academic institutions, and service providers in the South West of England through its fibre optic telecommunications network. The service can scale from 10Mbps to Gigabit Ethernet.

News source: The Register - Cisco touts fibre-based Ethernet at 20xDSL speeds

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