In 1999 the Swedish company Bredbandsbolaget pioneered fiber deployment in Europe. The vision was 10Mbit/s symmetrical bandwidth to everyone. Revolutionary at the time when dial-up connections were the norm.
Today the demand for bandwidth is greater than ever. Making bandwidth available at large scale has sparked innovation into new services and new ways to using the Internet.
The most bandwidth demanding services today are TV and video on demand, but many networks are not delivering the resolution and quality that users expect. New TV-sets offers 4K and 8K screen resolution which multiplies the bandwidth needed to provide a high quality media stream that delivers what the user is expecting.
Virtual Reality (VR) is also gaining in popularity. More and more games and other entertainment make use of VR. Technologies for eye tracking and 360x360 motion tracking enable augmented reality where computer generated graphics is superimposed on the real world to enhance and improve the use of services, entertainment and applications.
Cloudification where more and more compute and storage is moved to the cloud creates a separation between the display entity (desktop computer, handheld device) and the computing power (servers in the cloud) that requires fast transfer rates inbetween for a smooth and responsive experience.
Internet of Things with advanced sensor networks to provide automation and control over devices and our environment in new ways is adding to the mix.
And finally, high-speed wireless antennas such as WiFi and 5G are needed in more dense deployment than ever before to cover every corner with connectivity.
The more bits that can be transferred each second, the more responsive the experience, the higher quality the video, the faster the interaction, the better the user experience.
10Mbit/s, the revolutionary target 20 years ago is simply far to slow. That is why we at Waystream now enable operators to build services a thousand times faster than what the previous generation imagined possible.
10Gbit/s to the home. 10Git/s to the business. 10Gbit/s communication everywhere. Unleash the true potential of your fiber network with Waystream access switches.
Learn more about the ASR 8000, a small form-factor access-switch with up to 10Gbit/s speed on all ports.