University scientists are developing a device which promises to deliver content up to 100 times faster than current broadband services.
As part of the EU-funded Alpha Project, scientists at Bangor University have completed plans for the new technology, which they say will be capable of downloading 15 high-definition (HD) feature-length movies in under a minute.
The team will now begin prototype testing of the device, which will resemble a DVD player and sit between the broadband outlet and the computer.
Dr Jianming Tang, of Bangor University's School of Electronic Engineering, has said: "The new larger and faster capacity networks would revolutionise home entertainment, delivering high-speed HD films and television, high-power computer games and home video-conferencing facilities."
Kip Meek, spokesperson for the Broadband Stakeholders' Group, has recently suggested that the provision of high-speed broadband services will be a key issue for internet service providers in the coming months, with active cooperation needed between government and suppliers to make sure consumers receive the levels of service they require.
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