Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology and fiber broadband equipment supplier Genexis have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber to the home connections. Enjoying this increase requires you to upgrade your modem. But even if only your neighbors do, you can get a higher data capacity as well.
The techniques apply to passive optical networks (PONs). This type of connection makes up roughly 80 percent of fiber to the home connections worldwide. PONs typically connect 16 to 64 households to one fiber entering the street or district. But not all of them have the same connection quality. Especially the ones further away from the central data station (a.k.a. central office) have a lower signal quality.