Virgin Media increases capacity between the UK and Ireland

September 15, 2009

Laying cables under the sea would seem to be fairly easy, but when it comes to broadband, undersea cables provide the telecoms companies with a whole new range of problems.

However, the cable broadband and TV provider, Virgin Media, is looking at a new solution that will enhance the broadband service between Ireland and the UK.

Using a new concept from Nortel, the provider is adding an additional 40 Gbps capacity on the 238 Km long cable that is laid under the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland.

These enhancements are expected to provide internet service providers with the opportunity to offer an up-to-50 Mbps broadband service , but there is even more potential in this cable, as eventually it could be used to carry around a 100 Gbps capacity.


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