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Only 0.1% of gigabit internet over WiFi, will WiFi 6 spare further blushes?

As informative as last week’s giga-fest Cable Congress was, we couldn’t help but feel many of the claims being lauded on stage were a little disingenuous. With many cable operators bragging gigabit speeds and paving the way to full duplex DOCSIS (10 Gbps symmetrical), new research shows that some 354 million people now have access to gigabit internet speeds, that’s 5% of the population. But then consider that 49% of the world still has no internet access whatsoever, and the reality looks severely less impressive. It should be highlighted that this is calculated based on availability of gigabit internet – not on the number of live gigabit connections – which is slightly misleading in itself. One of the most interesting…

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