P&T Luxembourg readies September launch for LuxFibre FTTH Internet access

P&T Luxembourg says that it plans to begin offering high-speed Internet access over a fiber to the home (FTTH) network this September. The service, to be called LuxFibre, will offer symmetrical data rates of up to 100 Mbps.

P&T Luxembourg says that it plans to begin offering high-speed Internet access over a fiber to the home (FTTH) network this September. The service, to be called LuxFibre, will offer symmetrical data rates of up to 100 Mbps.

The Grand Duchy’s major carrier says it has the architecture in place to offer 30-Mbps service to approximately 85% of Luxembourg households, while approximately 25% could receive 100 Mbps.

The new service is in line with a government plan to enable access to 100-Mbps to all Luxembourg households by 2015. P&T Luxembourg says it will spend half a billion euros to fiber the entire duchy. The government’s plan includes open access to P&T Luxembourg’s network. The carrier says that other service providers may either lease “products” on a wholesale basis or use the network to develop their own services.

In addition to Internet access, P&T Luxembourg also plans to offer HDTV and video on demand.

“The commercial launch of Ultra High Speed is the fruit of many years' work, painstaking planning, and considerable investment on the part of the P&T teams,” declared Jean-Marie Spaus, assistant managing director of the Telecommunications Department. “The future is fiber optics. In today's world, the performance of infrastructures and telecommunications is undoubtedly a decisive factor in determining the attractivity [sic] of Luxembourg and the competitiveness of all its companies and clients. Luxembourg clients are at the heart of a social and service network. We offer them the best networks at competitive rates. It's a great leap forward for the country and we are very pleased that P&T Luxembourg is able to contribute.”

The carrier plans to announce prices and provide details of service availability at the time of the commercial launch.

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