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The latest results from NBN lab trials of XG.FAST are in. Yes, that is the name of copper acceleration technology -- an extension of Nokia's commercially available G.fast technology -- not an antiperspirant spray designed to boost your masculinity. Basically, it's powering up the existing copper network to deliver fiber-like speeds, and has achieved lab results of 8Gbps over 30 metres of twisted-pair copper -- 900 times faster than the average broadband speed.

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NBN Co is exploring the development of new devices that will let it fuse Australia's existing copper infrastructure onto its HFC cable footprint and backhaul, the company has revealed.

The devices would essentially allow NBN Co to use its cable infrastructure to provide existing copper lead-ins with enough bandwidth to achieve vectored VDSL2 speeds. Vectored VDSL2 is a newer generation copper-based broadband technology capable of speeds up to 100Mbps over distances of half-a-kilometre.

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