Hyperoptic super-charges broadband with 10Gb trials

The company will offer speeds of 10Gb to business customers by the end of the year

Hyperoptic has demonstrated its 10Gb home broadband, which, it claims, it the fastest home broadband ever experienced in the UK. After the four-month trial with consumers and to show its partners the technology really does work, the company hopes to extend the product to UK businesses by the end of the year.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Dana Tobak, chief executive of Hyperoptic explained 10Gb internet would enable businesses such as media companies that would need to transfer large files fast to the cloud, clients or colleagues. 

The trials were carried out at East Village, the site of the London 2012 Athletes' Village, using a 10Gb network capable router integrating an Intel-based LAN host and server. The speed was tested using a speed test server located in one of Hyperoptic's data centres.

Other consumers outside of the East Village will also be able to take advantage of faster broadband speeds at a more leisurely pace though, with a staged rollout across the UK.

"We have carried out this trial to elevate the debate in a largely stagnate industry," Tobak said. "While the market incumbents focus on sweating their copper assets and lobbying the likes of the ASA to convince them that it's acceptable to market their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet services as fibre,' we are proudly setting a new standard.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement - Article continues below

"With full fibre, our customers across 30 UK towns and cities can enjoy symmetrical gigabit services today. This 10Gb test proves that our network can scale in the future." 

Hyperoptic's trial was conducted in collaboration with Get Living, which owns and manages 1500 homes in East Village, Stratford. The trials were the next stage in the two companies' relationship, which previously involved providing gigabit connections to those living in the area.

Featured Resources

Top 5 challenges of migrating applications to the cloud

Explore how VMware Cloud on AWS helps to address common cloud migration challenges

Download now

3 reasons why now is the time to rethink your network

Changing requirements call for new solutions

Download now

All-flash buyer’s guide

Tips for evaluating Solid-State Arrays

Download now

Enabling enterprise machine and deep learning with intelligent storage

The power of AI can only be realised through efficient and performant delivery of data

Download now
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/infrastructure/server-storage/355118/hpe-warns-of-critical-bug-that-destroys-ssds-after-40000-hours
Server & storage

HPE warns of 'critical' bug that destroys SSDs after 40,000 hours

26 Mar 2020
Visit/software/video-conferencing/355138/zoom-beaming-ios-user-data-to-facebook-for-targeted-ads
video conferencing

Zoom beams iOS user data to Facebook for targeted ads

27 Mar 2020
Visit/software/355113/companies-offering-free-software-to-fight-covid-19
Software

These are the companies offering free software during the coronavirus crisis

25 Mar 2020
Visit/security/phishing/355120/hackers-pose-as-three-to-exploit-high-data-demand
phishing

Hackers target Three customers with "sophisticated" phishing scam

26 Mar 2020