Broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) have been tested in a house in the former Olympic village in east London.
Broadband operator Hyperoptic out the test, claiming that it is the first time speeds have been led to uk home, with an ISP network instead of a dedicated line.
Companies are looking for the full deployment of fibre technology in the uk.
Ofcom boss, Sharon White said higher speeds were more and more necessary.
“The amount of internet data that people use in the uk is growing by around half every year. So that you need each time more full of fibre broadband services such as this to provide faster, more reliable connections and the ability of our homes and offices.
“We are seeing the real impetus behind full of fiber, the bigger and more audacious than the commitments of the companies of all sizes to build a broadband that can support the uk’s digital future”.The demand of the customers
Dana Tobak, chief executive of Hyperoptic, said that the test was about the test-of-concept : “We have conducted this trial to push the boundaries in terms of what is possible for residential broadband.
“Not so long ago that people asked if 100Mbps connections are necessary. However, as we have seen with the advent of 4K media services, game and a spectacular proliferation of multiple connected devices in the home, it has quickly become the minimum many consumers demand.”
Hyperoptic provides a complete fibre optic network in more than 30 cities across the uk, and is available to 400,000 homes.
The firm said that the roll of 10-gbps services if there was “customer demand”, suggesting that this is likely to start with companies and points out that there are currently very few computers in the market able to cope with such speeds.
Ms Tobak also took a swipe at BT, which has been slow in adopting the technology of fiber – also known as Fiber to the Home.
“While other players are considering how they can upgrade their infrastructure to allow for gigabit speeds, we are already working on a path to 10 gbps of broadband consumers,” he said.Low-fiber diet
BT has used Fibre to the Cabinet technology for the greater part of its adoption of broadband – which is based on its old copper network to make the connections between the street cabinet and the homes of consumers.
He has now promised to bring full fibre-optic connections to 3 million premises by 2020, 700,000 of them in rural areas.
Ms Tobak admitted that his company has no intention of addressing the rural market, which is commercially difficult to justify because of the cost in the establishment of the necessary fibre-optic network in areas where there are few houses.
More and more companies are considering the need for the future of their networks and TalkTalk recently announced its own major investment in infrastructure will also bring full of the technology of fiber to 3 million homes and businesses.
Matthew Howett, principal analyst at the Assembly, said: “After years of debate about Britain being in a” low-fiber diet, in a relatively short period of time we have seen the commitments of the investors, including in openreach in, Vodafone, CityFibre and TalkTalk to the amount of fiber in the network.
“Although this announcement is not a new investment, is going to show the full potential of the technology of fiber you have and what is possible once the fiber has been established. Of course, now the challenge is to convince consumers of the need for these very high speeds of today and crucial to get to the part with the money in cash and pay a higher monthly bill.”
A 10 gbps connection allows users to:
Download HD-standard movie file (5GB) in 4 seconds, compared with 6 minutes 40 seconds on a connection of 100Mbps
Download a 25 GB of Xbox games in 20 seconds, compared with 33 minutes 20 seconds with a connection of 100Mbps
Download the latest 4K ultra high definition of the film (75 GB) in just 1 minute, compared with 1 hour and 40 minutes on a connection of 100Mbps