Australian researcher invents a way to make broadband 100 times faster

John Papandriopoulos, a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, has developed an algorithm that reduces interference in ADSL connections, essentially making broadband Net speeds 100 times faster.

Most ADSL services are effectively limited to speeds between 1 Mbps to 20 Mbps, but if Dr Papandriopoulos’ technology succeeds this will be closer to 100 Mbps.

Stanford University’s John Cioffi was one of the external experts reviewing the research that made up Dr Papandriopoulos’ PhD thesis.

Professor Cioffi, who developed the computer chips inside the first DSL modems, was so impressed he offered him a job at his start-up company, ASSIA, which is developing ways to optimise the performance of DSL networks.

Dr Papandriopoulos, 29, has already applied for two patents relating to his discovery.

The algorithm developed by the researcher minimizes electromagnetic interference and maximizes data transfer speed on the lines. John’s work was reviewed by none other than Stanford University engineering professor John Cioffi, the man behind the first DSL modems.

The research could essentially benefit any network infrastructure based on copper lines and goes to prove that, while the next generation of Internet may be some years away, much work can be done to improve the capacity that we already have in place.


1. Age Website

2. Tech Republic Blog

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