10 Gbps internet may become the norm. When? No idea!
And i bet i'll still be stuck on under half a meg...bloody bt :wall:
It's not that bad here. I have reliable 20Mbps (cable) and 100Mbps is available.
However, I think that the UK ISPs, as a whole, are still struggling to get to a target of 2Mbps minimum to every home.
I can't see 10Gbps (let alone 20Gbps or higher) becoming a realistic internet speed anywhere in this country in the next 5 years or so. As for smaller towns/cities and rural areas, forget it.
I doubt terrestrial broadcasters are going to get any more bandwidth. (Their analogue frequencies have already been sold to the 4G operators.)
I don't know about Satellite insfrastructure and whether they are geared up for universal 4K and 8K transmissions. If not, then they will need some new satellites and new set-top boxes and I don't know if customers will be prepared to pay what would be necessary to subscribe. (Or how much UHDTV content there will available to show by then.)
I've not heard even a hint or a rumour about any Ultra High Def disk format planned for 4K/8K screens and the industry is probably not bothered anyway given that the future is widely perceived to be in downloads and streaming.
I think this is going to be a slab of technology that will pass us by. (Nothing to play or broadcast and slow internet.) That's not to say it won't take off. I am sure Japan and South Korea and Singapore and China (at least Chinese cities) will benefit from it. Maybe even the USA. But not us. At least not for a long time yet.