It is great when you see that telecoms providers are still good at achieving massive increases in broadband connection speeds, in this the German firm Kabel Deutschland has set up a network in the city of Schwerin, where speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps could be achieved easily. However, it has to be said that current laptops are only good to cope with speed of up to 300 Mbps, so anything more is a bit pointless, although 4.7 Gbps is seriously cool.
This from the Kabel Deutschland press release;
Kabel Deutschland (KD) is the first cable operator in the world to successfully achieve a download speed of 4.700 Mbit/s (4.7 Gbit/s) via the cable network in a field test. The future-proof network capacity of broadband cable was demonstrated in a field test in the cable network of the city of Schwerin. Back in 2010, KD already achieved a speed test peak of 1.17 Gbit/s in a field test in the cable network of the city of Hamburg. The maximum download speed of 4.7 Gbit/s achieved now in the Schwerin field test enables KD to transmit more bandwidth than current PC and laptops could process.