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In a UK first, and providing a boost to IPTV adoption, full-fibre infrastructure provider and ISP Truespeed is to start offering residential customers an Active Ethernet 10Gbps-capable full fibre service .

TrueSpeed 17JUne2019As a way of explaining the advantages of such networks, the company notes that unlike with 10Gbps PON-based networks where the fibre-optic beam is split between customers on a segment of the network causing contention, Truespeed’s Active Ethernet network delivers a dedicated 10Gbps link to every individual customer, thus maximising throughput and so potentially boosting considerably experiences for applications such as video streaming and TV.

Truespeed already offers residential customers in the rural South-West connection speeds of between 100Mbps and 1Gbps and has plans to expand beyond this region over time. It has just completed a small pilot deployment with the new 10Gbps-capable residential fibre Ethernet switch from Danish vendor DKT A/S and plans to offer it to residential customers alongside the current 1Gbps box over the course of 2019.

“Our full fibre network was built to be future-proof by design with all customers connected to a 10Gbps-capable port in every cabinet as standard,” said Josef Karthauser, CTO of Truespeed. “Offering a 10Gbps box for residential customers was always part of the plan and is a natural next step. The 10G NTE pilot went perfectly and we are now looking forward to offering residential customers speeds of up to 10Gbps before the end of the year, giving them the ultimate in high-performance, highly reliable full fibre connectivity that will satisfy their bandwidth needs for decades.”