Lecture: You can never have enough bandwidth
  • Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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Speaker: Doug Williams, BT Research.

If history is our guide it seems that "You can never have enough bandwidth" may seem like a good design rule. If you are planning core networks this still seems true. But if you are planning for an address, a household or a business will this always be true?

Over the last few years Doug's team have been working hard to understand the drivers for bandwidth demand, and have developed comprehensive models that predict how bandwidth demand will change over the next five, 10, 15 or 20 years for both consumers and for small businesses. Doug will share some of the approach he has taken in this modelling and also share some of its conclusions. These conclusions may surprise you.

About the speaker

Doug Williams works for BT research. He has a PhD in the design and fabrication of optical fibre devices. In more recent years his research has focused on understanding the applications and services that will fill the apparently limitless capacity of optical fibres. 

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