There’s no end in sight to the hunger for bandwidth in homes. Not only do consumer technologies continue to advance at pace, but rising house prices also mean that young adults are staying in the family home or shared accommodation for much longer. It’s a combination that’s putting more pressure on domestic broadband connectivity than ever before.
Fast fibre broadband services are being deployed across the UK. But in the main they rely on a legacy network infrastructure with copper cables making up at least part of the line. As such they promise nothing more than a limited lifespan for the future and already deliver variable speeds and reliability.
'Access to high quality fixed and mobile internet services is vital to our increasingly online social and economic lives. But many UK premises remain connected by lines that are unable to support fast speeds.' Ofcom’s Connected Nations report, December 2015
Investment in technologies to drive extra performance out of a network that’s already delivering more than it was intended for, are merely an interim solutions.
Wide scale deployment of fibre to the Home (FTTH) is the only robust option. That’s why it’s the ultimate goal of every Gigabit City network we build.
Pure-fibre home internet connections that are scalable to gigabit speeds will be needed to support gaming, content streaming, video rich communication, IoT, homeworking requirements and much more in years to come.
Once our extensive, high-capacity network covers a region, the foundation exists to serve every local household using a GPON-based distribution network. This is exactly what we’ve already rolled out in York under our joint venture with Sky and TalkTalk.
Unlike today’s copper infrastructure, FTTH can deliver guaranteed symmetrical services, making it capable of supporting future internet use in a way that we can only imagine today!
le to gigabit speeds will be needed to support gaming, content streaming, video rich communication, IoT, homeworking requirements and much more in years to come.
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