Fibreband tests 100M symmetric services over CityFibre’s FTTH network

One of the promises made by UK infrastructure provider CityFibre was to reinstate the FTTH network in Bournemouth, UK (see “CityFibre plans to invest up to £500m in UK fiber rollout”). Now it appears that it is making good on that promise.

One of the promises made by UK infrastructure provider CityFibre was to reinstate the FTTH network in Bournemouth, UK (see “CityFibre plans to invest up to £500m in UK fiber rollout”). Now it appears that it is making good on that promise.

Bournemouth-based ISP Fibreband has become the first company to announce services on the network. The service provider is recruiting volunteers to test out a broadband product that offers minimum symmetrical speeds of 100 Mbps and boosts at up to 1 Gbps.

Adam Troman, general manager, Fibreband said, “We have been working closely with CityFibre since it acquired the network earlier this year and have been extremely impressed with the work it has done to bring this new, true fiber-optic infrastructure to Bournemouth. We look forward to being CityFibre’s first service provider partner and have high hopes for its continued rollout throughout the town in 2012.”

Fibreband is inviting 250 households in the BH10 and BH11 postcode areas to take part in a trial of its superfast broadband services.

Mark Collins, chief commercial officer at CityFibre said, “We promised the residents and businesses of Bournemouth that we would complete the unfinished work from our predecessors, a commitment which we have kept. It’s imperative to CityFibre that we manage this network responsibly. We are really pleased to be now moving onto the next stage and that our first service provider partner Fibreband is launching services.”

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