Let’s get down into the nitty gritty details here. What separates 10G internet from other forms of internet, like fiber internet and traditional cable internet?
While fiber internet offers the fastest and most reliable internet on the market right now, 10G is trying to change that. 10G internet will actually use existing cable internet infrastructure that exists across the country. This way, companies like Spectrum, Cox, and Comcast Xfinity will be able to up their customers' speed, security, and reliability without going in and digging new trenches or installing new wires.
Traditional cable internet companies are using a variety of technologies to upgrade to 10G. They are upgrading the DOCSIS standard in their cable infrastructure from 3.1 to 4.0, which increases the capacity for upload (or upstream) speeds to match download speeds.
Also, some companies are changing out parts of their network to include hollow-core fiber-optic cables that will reduce latency and increase bandwidth.
You’ve probably heard of 5G technology by now. 5G mobile networks offer unprecedented speeds for cell phone users and even for home internet customers.
While it might sound like 10G is an evolution of 5G, it actually isn’t. 5G stands for “fifth generation” and it is still the fastest mobile network technology around. 10G stands for “10 gigabits,'' and it’s for home and business internet, rather than mobile phones.