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Virgin Media carrying TV wirelessly over fiber – not a typo

Virgin Media published a peculiar and somewhat unique press release last week which is worth visiting in a little more depth. Trials are currently being carried out by the cable operator in a small English village, described as delivering TV services and gigabit broadband wirelessly over full fiber in a world first. An oxymoron no-less which needs expanding out. The Liberty Global-owned operator has hooked up two antennas 3km apart, called trunk points, between which a 10 Gbps signal is being transmitted using high capacity mmWave technology. A cabinet containing the DAA (distributed access architecture) node and inverted node then handles the conversion process into a DOCSIS signal, with the DAA node interfacing with the inverted node, ultimately allowing TV…

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