FEBRUARY 25, 2009 -- PacketFront (search for PacketFront) today announced the first UK deployment of its active Ethernet FTTH equipment. The super-fast fibre technology now underpins the UK's fastest consumer broadband and high-quality TV & entertainment services, say PacketFront representatives.
PacketFront's long-standing partner, Industria Ltd., has announced the launch of Velocity1, a new London-based broadband entertainment operator. Velocity1 is a full-service TV, telephony, and broadband operator jointly-owned with UK property developer Quintain Estates & Development plc. Its service offerings are delivered to its customers based on PacketFront's fibre-to-the-home broadband equipment.
Velocity1 launched its first offering at Quintain's Wembley City, a new development that will comprise around 4,200 homes and businesses when building is complete. Quintain plans to follow suit at other sites as well as beyond its own developments, aiming to bring the UK's fastest consumer broadband and high-quality TV & entertainment services to hundreds of thousands of UK homes in coming years.
"Our mission is to provide affordable, high-speed broadband and compellingly packaged services and tools to homes and businesses in the UK," reports Rupert Graves, MD of Velocity1. "We are working with the best national and international service providers to offer real choice and great customer value."
"This is a great milestone for Quintain, Industria, PacketFront, and truly super-fast broadband in the UK," adds Hubert Schanne, CEO of PacketFront. "PacketFront has been pioneering fibre to the home broadband since 2001, and has been leading the way particularly in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. We are pleased to bring our unique understanding of the operational and technical challenges involved in building FTTH networks to the UK."
PacketFront says it has delivered its Digital Residential Gateways and Advanced Services Routers supported by the BECS element management system to Industria, allowing for the fully automated support of large-scale delivery of multiple data, voice, and video services and any future IP service, thereby reducing the operational cost for Velocity1.