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Telekom Austria trials 1Gbps over copper

Copper networks may have life in them yet, suggests Alcatel-Lucent

New trials have been successfully completed in Austria for the delivery of broadband speeds in excess of 1 Gbps over existing copper networks, with Alcatel-Lucent and the local incumbent testing a new transmission technology called G.fast to achieve very high speeds on copper lines over very short distances

Telstar and the Bell System’s Forgotten Anniversary

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If you watched Wimbledon’s epic showdown live on television, then you have Telstar to thank. Launched 50 years ago, the Telstar-1 satellite, brainchild of Bell Labs, made international live broadcasts possible. On July 10, 1962, the age of global communications truly began.

Louis (Sam) Samuel, executive director, Bell Labs UK

Sam Samuel, executive director of Bell Labs UK talks about reducing energy consumption in the future.

Science and technology heads to make networks green

Green Touch believes it can increase network energy efficiency 100 fold

Alcatel-Lucent’s research division, Bell Labs, spearheaded the launch of a global consortium of academics, operators and vendors on Monday, tasked with the remit of developing technologies capable of making the global communications network 1000 times more energy efficient than it is today.

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