Envious of 5G hype, cable cos. unveil potentially confusing “10G” trademark

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The cable industry has begun a marketing campaign for 10Gbps broadband services, even though cable companies haven’t finished rolling out 1Gbps connections. The first 10Gbps cable broadband connections will be deployed in field trials starting in 2020, according to cable industry lobby group NCTA.

Following longstanding telecom industry traditions, the new marketing campaign for a technology that no one can use yet comes with a potentially confusing name: 10G.

Cable lobby group NCTA kicked off its campaign today with an announcement titled “Introducing 10G: The Next Great Leap for Broadband” alongside a new “10G” website. NCTA said it has trademarked “10G.”

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from Biz & IT – Ars Technica http://bit.ly/2scRUZr

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