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50Mbps Broadband in UK!

Virgin Media Unveils 50Mbps Cable Modem
Author: Gordon Kelly
Published: 7th Nov 2008

50Mbps connection might be a dream to many, but soon not for Virgin Media subscribers. Not only that, in a viral campaign they kicked-off today, they’re announcing this uber-sleek and extra-fast DOCSIS 3.0 broadband modem that comes with it. This will allow you to harness the full 50Mbps speeds to download MP3 tracks in under 1 second and bounce around photos of your latest holiday trips to the East in a blink of an eye. UK’s speed-junkies can count on getting themselves the package at year’s end. But what about the rest of us, Sir Branson? [TrustedReviews]

It will be the UK's fastest nationwide broadband service when it launches and clearly that as-yet-unknown-date is imminent... And here it is:



Taking cue from the ever fashionable piano black, the device has to meet key specs to attain its ballistic top end including:

* EuroDOCSIS 3.0 / DOCSIS 3.0 Operation
* EuroDOCSIS / DOCSIS 1.0 / 1.1 / 2.0 Compatible
* Support for four channel bonding
* Ethernet Interface (RJ-45) (10/100/1000 Mbps compatible)

Complicated these may sound (Ethernet aside) but in essence they are fundamental in establishing and maintaining what will represent a new high watermark in mainstream broadband connections. Of course, Virgin is well placed to make these jumps since - unlike BT which began an extensive and long-term £1.5bn fibre optic roll-out in July - Branson's baby already uses fibre optics across its entire cable network.

Equally interesting, is that while DSL based technologies see performance drop off markedly with increased distance from an exchange, cable is only affected by customer congestion meaning outside peak hours you can expect to hit almost all, if not all, of your quoted speed. Late night download nirvana...

So, now we just await pricing and availability. Please Virgin, tells us - after all, we've been teased with your 50Mbit service since November 2007... Virgin Media

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