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WarwickNet deploys pioneering G.fast technology

WarwickNet continues its investment in providing high-speed connectivity to firms across the country by delivering its own G.Fast technology, offering ultrafast speeds without costly inconvenience and disruptions to businesses.

In a ground-breaking move, WarwickNet has deployed the pioneering next-generation technology in Warwickshire, ahead of a wider roll-out across the country, becoming the first ISP to launch a 500 Mbit/s capable G.fast service for businesses via their own street cabinets.

G.Fast is a hybrid-fibre technology which delivers ultrafast broadband over copper lines, offering comparable speeds to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology, at a fraction of the costs and lead time.

By deploying G.Fast capability in their existing fibre street cabinets, WarwickNet is able to provide download speeds of up to around 500 Mbit/s for premises located within a few hundred metres of these cabinets, without the need to install side pods or replace existing infrastructure. This also allows the ISP to deliver G.Fast in just two weeks, with minimal to no disruption.

Ben King, WarwickNet founder, said:

“We’re delighted to be leading the way nationally with G.Fast implementation. Unlike the majority of other ISPs, we’re not just waiting for Openreach to deploy their service to simply resell a service.

It’s a significant move for us WarwickNet to now be able to deploy this technology, offering businesses the ultimate intelligent interim solution until fibre has the same coverage as copper does today.  

We also like to think it is a testament to our dedication in helping the UK lead the way across Europe in superfast broadband technology.”

In addition to the new G-Fast technologies, WarwickNet already delivers fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services, with businesses benefitting from speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s, uncontended Premium Internet Access with unlimited data transfer allowance, gigabit dedicated leased lines, as well as hosted voice over IP solutions.

The company has ambitious growth plans which will see it increase its offering from 180 to 750 business and science parks nationally over the next 12 to 18 months; opening up its infrastructure to allow other ISPs and ICT resellers to offer services underpinned by the WarwickNet network, and working with larger enterprises on a national scale, such as multi-site businesses.

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Thursday, 12th October 2017