Oz technology promises ADSL-on-Steroids without the expense

John Papandriopoulos, a Research Fellow with the ARC Special Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN), in the EEE department at the University of Melbourne, has filed two patents related to technologies which would allow speeds of up to 250 megabits per second compared to the theoretical ADSL2+ limit of 24mbps.

His research aims at reducing crosstalk interference which is caused by two telephone wires running one next to the other.

Reducing this interference, using mathematical models, will help to boost ADSL speeds significantly.

The model, which yielded two methods called SCALE and SCAPE, has yet to be implemented on silicon and the researcher warned that although speed improvements were to be expected, they would probably be limited by the modem that connects the user to the rest of the network.