BT announces trial results of record broadband speeds at Broadband World ForumEscrito por Redacción TNI el 03/11/2015 a las 17:50:40
This year’s Broadband World Forum event was central to setting the future agenda on the industry with a number of high profile announcements and previews of the latest technologies. BT confirmed its commitment to delivering ultrafast broadband speeds to 10 million properties by 2020 in a keynote speech delivered by Gavin Patterson, Group CEO of BT. The operator confirmed that premises on the Openreach G.fast trial are now reaching download speeds of up to 330Mbps, more than 10 times the UK average. Provided the trials prove successful and UK regulation continues to encourage investment BT is set to launch wide-scale commercial availability of G.fast next year.
Patterson went on to announce that the company had been testing a new technology entitled XG.Fast with Alcatel-Lucent, at BT’s research and development facility at Adastral Park in Suffolk, with a record speed of 5Gbps achieved in early lab trials.
Speaking on building a fixed-mobile hybrid Patterson confirmed that BT will look to Europe for guidance if the proposed acquisition of EE is approved by the Competition and Markets Authority.