Monday, September 17 15:02:42
Triple play broadband, TV and phone provider, UPC, today demonstrated internet speed of more than 1.4 Gigabits per second download over a standard home cable.
Also at the event, UPC announced that from today it is doubling its standard entry level broadband speeds for new customers from 25Mb to 50Mb.
The company also announced new 100Mb (formerly 50Mb) and 150Mb (formerly 100 Mb) download speeds.
At the blistering speed reached today, it takes less than 30 seconds to download a two hour movie. At 1.4 Gigabits per second, today's demo is over 15 times faster than the highest possible speeds for next generation DSL technology. These speeds were achieved on the same Fibre Power network already deployed to over half a million homes in Ireland, it said.
Speaking at today's ground breaking demonstration and launch, Mark Coan, Sales and Marketing Director of UPC Ireland said, "The speed we demonstrated this morning gives a flavour of what the UPC network is capable of achieving and this is only possible through our fibre powered network. Consumer bandwidth requirements continue to grow with the proliferation of devices in homes and the increasing integration of video into the web."
"To meet this need and using our unique network capabilities we are from today doubling our standard level broadband speed to 50Mb. This move re-defines what constitutes the minimum acceptable broadband speed to the Irish market and clearly underlines our unique track record of sustained broadband innovation."