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#296178 27-May-2022 08:13
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Press release:

 

 

Chorus and Nokia have announced the successful demonstration of 25 gigabit per second fibre (Gbps) broadband technology at the Chorus Fibre Lab in Auckland. 

 

The demonstration at Chorus' Fibre Lab achieved an 21.4 Gbps download speed. This test was on the same fibre strand that also showed over 930 Mbps over GPON and 8,000 Mbps over XGS-PON, a technology marketed as 'Hyperfibre' in New Zealand.

 

With the enhanced capacities of 25-gigabit passive optical networking (25G PON), Chorus will be able to offer higher speed data services to wholesale broadband providers and, in turn, to residential and business customers.

 

While not yet commercially available large businesses are expected to see great benefit from the increased speeds and capacity for their growing low latency cloud connectivity, IoT and industrial metaverse applications. As data usage continues to increase, high quality broadband is becoming increasingly mission critical for both consumers and businesses.

 

Chorus' Chief Technology Officer, Ewen Powell, said, "When we started our ultra-fast broadband journey, we knew GPON was a future-proofed technology. In 2020, we proved that with the launch of Hyperfibre using Nokia's XGS-PON, which offers Kiwi businesses and high-end residential users symmetrical speeds up to 8 Gbps. Today, we're delighted to be partnering with Nokia to show the next step on the journey.

 

"For Chorus, what's truly outstanding about 25G PON is the ease with which it will integrate with our existing fibre infrastructure, enabling service providers to upgrade their customers on demand. It will play an important role in supporting New Zealand’s future connectivity fabric."

 

Based on the energy efficient Quillion chipset and available for the widely deployed Nokia fibre platform, Nokia's 25G PON solution can be quickly and easily introduced to existing networks.

 

Stefaan Vanhastel, CTO of Fixed Networks at Nokia said, "As the first operator to launch symmetric 8 Gbps, Chorus pioneered super-fast services with their Hyperfibre package. In this demonstration Chorus has shown both how easy it is to activate 25G PON and the scale and capacity it provides to support ever increasing data demands.”

 





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  #2919358 27-May-2022 09:59
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This madness.......when will it end, and I am only just getting used to not having a man with a candle Infront of my car guiding me at night.

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  #2919366 27-May-2022 10:42
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Imagine the dosh one would have to fork out to upgrade their gear to take advantage of the speed and I fail to see what application 25Gbps fibre would use in residential scenario


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  #2919369 27-May-2022 10:44
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Amazing to have seen this myself yesterday!

 




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  #2919370 27-May-2022 10:45
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BMarquis:

 

Amazing to have seen this myself yesterday!

 

 

Meh. Will it play Doom?





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  #2919371 27-May-2022 10:52
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freitasm:

 

Meh. Will it play Doom?

 

 

yes, Doom and Wolfenstein... at the same time


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  #2919374 27-May-2022 11:00
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Even then, someone would be on here complaining that they were only getting 21423Mpbs when they were paying for 25000

 

 

 

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  #2919377 27-May-2022 11:10
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trig42:

 

Even then, someone would be on here complaining that they were only getting 21423Mpbs when they were paying for 25000

 

:P

 

 

can't just +1 this comment, deserves a thumbs up 👍




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  #2919378 27-May-2022 11:11
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How well would it work over 2.4Ghz WiFi?

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  #2919385 27-May-2022 11:34
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Linux: How well would it work over 2.4Ghz WiFi?

 

 

 

2.4Ghz Wifi will work perfectly fine connected to a 25GPON ONT ;)


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  #2919392 27-May-2022 11:48
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BMarquis:


Linux: How well would it work over 2.4Ghz WiFi?


2.4Ghz Wifi will work perfectly fine connected to a 25GPON ONT ;)



Wait for the classic "Why is my 2016 TV only getting 54 Mbps when I connect to my router? I am paying for the 25 Gbps service to stream faster."





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  #2919410 27-May-2022 12:33
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You forgot "I changed RSP's too and nothing worked" 😄


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  #2919419 27-May-2022 13:02
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I better put my order in with My Republic :)

 

 





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  #2919427 27-May-2022 13:44
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BMarquis:

 

freitasm:

 

Meh. Will it play Doom?

 

 

yes, Doom and Wolfenstein... at the same time

 

 

Meh... I played 4 player multiplayer doom across daisylinked serial connections. :-) The 2 middle machines were 486s (a DX2/66 and an SX25) and the 2 outside machines were 386s... I think the outside serial connections were 19200 and the middle was a whopping 115200!! There was software to emulate IPX/SPX across these serial links and Viola! 4 player Doom!

 

Honestly, I think we tried make this work for a couple of weeks and we had a solid 20 minutes of 4 player action at one point.

 

The point is, I'm not yet 100% convinced 25Gbps is needed for online gaming :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

ps. Ergh... Just realised this was 27-28 years ago...

 

 





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  #2919429 27-May-2022 13:46
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Still waiting for 1gbps/1gbps

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  #2919431 27-May-2022 13:51
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Talkiet:

 

The point is, I'm not yet 100% convinced 25Gbps is needed for online gaming :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

When you are waiting on HALO 25 to download a 100GB DLC patch so you can get back in the fight,  you will come crawling back here to eat those words :)


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