I reckon about 6 years until you can get at least 1Gbps from a mobile phone modem.
4.7Gbps internet(4 posts)
In practice there will be a bit of a gulf between the theoretical maximum and what the network at load will be able to maintain, particularly since most ISP's overload their capacity pretty significantly.
A somewhat sad/nerdy/techy reply to this, but I'm assured that some of you may find this interesting.
I work off of a business broadband VDSL2 line, which is pretty much BT Infinity without fibre optics running into your house.
Turns out, with my line, I could technically get anything up to 1gb/s - But the main downers being:
>Copper wiring is balls, can only take a certain amount.
> due to 'EU Laws' voltage has to remain steady in the uk for broadband supplies - so you don't end up wiring out number 75 down the road, where Aunt Bessie lives.
The more interesting thing being that in Germany, this 'EU law' doesn't apply. And they literally ramp up the power full blast, no-one gives a damn because Germany is amazing.
So, want better speeds? Move to Germany.
In the meantime however, I'm waiting for them to offer me a cabinet - 'FTTH'
*I'll go back to work now*
Not sad at all, but if you're waiting for BT Infinity, I hope you don't live in west London:
Bunch of toffs... I'd probably be livid if I lived there and saw this news.
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