Business broadband should reach speeds of 1.6 to 3.2 Tbps
Published: October 29, 2022 | Source: ISP exam |
World Broadband Association predicts 50 Gbps home broadband by 2030
Home broadband speeds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50Gbps in 2030, this is the latest prediction from the World Broadband Association (WBBA), which recently published a white paper which details what they believe to be the future of high-speed internet.
While broadband speeds of 50 Gbps are expected in 2030, the deployment of broadband plans with these speeds will vary significantly from country to country and region to region. Today, the world is shifting to 5th Generation (BB5) fixed broadband technologies, which deliver residential speeds of 1 Gbps and enterprise speeds of up to 100 Gbps. The next step up for home broadband is B5.5, which promises home broadband speeds of 10Gbps and business speeds of 400-800Gbps, and by 2030 many regions will upgrade to BB6 broadband.
With 6th generation BB6 fixed broadband technologies, residential speeds of up to 50 Gbps are expected and enterprise connections of 1.6 to 302 Gbps are expected. These networks should offer users increased reliability and exceptionally low latencies. Beyond that, the BB5.5 and BB6 networks should be much more energy efficient.
To account for future network demands, the WBBA recommends that as the industry approaches 2030 and beyond, major carriers should work towards networks that will be capable of this – residential speeds of up to 50 Gbps and enterprise speeds up to 3.2 Tbps, providing fiber connectivity to individual sensors, being fully autonomous, having deterministic reliability with guaranteed sub-1ms latency, more energy efficiency per bit, and detection and very fast response to security breaches (seconds),
Some UK companies have already started offering a 10-20Gbps connection to home users via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, and connections like this are expected to become more common in the coming months. years.
Currently, it is debatable whether homes will need home broadband connections of up to 50 Gbps in 2030. For many homes, 1 Gbps connections are already excessive, but as streaming video, game streaming and other streaming technologies are growing in popularity, users will want higher connections. quality content that will require high-speed internet connections. On top of that, as working from home continues to grow in popularity, more and more home users will need fast upload and download speeds to move files and projects between colleagues.
The good news for Internet citizens is that faster broadband technologies are coming and the pace of innovation doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
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