Next Generation Broadband

Next generation broadband refers to sustained, high speed broadband capable of coping with high-bandwidth services such as voice over IP (VoIP), IPTV (tv over the internet), peer-to-peer applications, file sharing, etc.

Currently very fast broadband packages are available in the UK, up to 24 meg. However many people signing up for such services won’t receive the advertised speeds. Therefore two key aspects of next generation broadband are that the high download and upload speeds are sustained; and that they are easily accessible to UK broadband users.

The industry / government forum the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) has recently raised concerns that the financial investment needed to develop existing and new broadband delivery infrastructures could hold back the UK economically if they are not addressed – as sustained high speed broadband access is already the norm in several competitor countries.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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