UK-based Hyperoptic to offer 1 Gbps FTTP service

Hyperoptic, another creation of Boris Ivanovic and Dana Pressman Tobak, the duo who created ISP Be, will soon launch a 1 Gbps Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service.

Initially targeted at residential multi-dwelling units (MDU) and businesses in the UK, the new service which is currently being trialed by a number of UK customers, will go live sometime in September.

Looking to challenge BT's (NYSE: BT) FTTH plans, Boris Ivanovic, President of Hyperoptic, said the service provider would roll out the service initially in London and other surrounding high density areas.

"We will not do full UK coverage," Ivanovic said in a ZDNet article. "The business case for this model relies on high density of the end customers, where one fibre [services] a number of end users. More than 50 flats in one continuing area is where we're focusing."

To deliver the service, Hyperoptic will install a Gbps-capable fiber cable into an MDU's base and run either a GigE or fiber directly to each living unit or office. Being a competitive provider, Ivanovic said that Hyperoptic will have to house some aggregation equipment in BT COs, the initial network build leverage "our own parallel infrastructure, a network together with all components full managed by us".

For more:
- ZDNet has this article

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