Proving Gig Speed

Mike Hammett nanog at
Thu Jul 19 02:26:44 UTC 2018

I don't think iPhones have SFP cages. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


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From: "Keith Medcalf" <kmedcalf at> 
To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at>, "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at> 
Cc: "NANOG list" <nanog at> 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:32:27 PM 
Subject: RE: Proving Gig Speed 

Whats WiFi? Is that the "noise" that escapes from the copper cables? Switch to optical fibre, it does not emit RF noise ... 

The fact that there's a Highway to Hell but only a Stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume. 

>-----Original Message----- 
>From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mike 
>Sent: Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 08:42 
>To: Mark Tinka 
>Cc: NANOG list 
>Subject: Re: Proving Gig Speed 
>10G to the home will be pointless as more and more people move away 
>from Ethernet to WiFi where the noise floor for most installs 
>prevents anyone from reaching 802.11n speeds, much less whatever 
>alphabet soup comes later. 
>Mike Hammett 
>Intelligent Computing Solutions 
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at> 
>To: "K. Scott Helms" <kscott.helms at> 
>Cc: "NANOG list" <nanog at> 
>Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:11:35 AM 
>Subject: Re: Proving Gig Speed 
>On 17/Jul/18 14:07, K. Scott Helms wrote: 
>> That's absolutely true, but I don't see any real alternatives in 
>> cases. I've actually built automated testing into some of the CPE 
>> we've deployed and that works pretty well for some models but other 
>> devices don't seem to be able to fill a ~500 mbps link. 
>So what are you going to do when 10Gbps FTTH into the home becomes 
>the norm? 
>Perhaps laptops and servers of the time won't even see this as a 
>rounding error :-\... 

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