We aim to be the Next Generation Broadband Company.
Next Generation Broadband
It would be an ultra high-speed optical fibre network that will enable new and exciting ways to work, live, learn and play. The infrastructure will be a critical technology enabler to spur the development of new knowledge-based sectors, such as research and development, interactive digital media and creative industries. It will catalyse development and deployment of innovative interactive digital services to homes, schools and businesses.
This technology will eventually provide a citywide ultra-high speed broadband access of 1Gbps and more, to all physical addresses including homes, schools, government buildings, businesses, hospitals and NBAPs (Non Building Access Points).
Operators around the world have been rolling out high-speed Internet access networks since the mid-2000s. Some used a network topology known as Active Ethernet Point-to-Point to deliver services from its central office directly into subscribers’ homes. Fibre termination was handled by a residential gateway provided by Advanced Digital Broadcast inside a subscriber’s home to be shared with other consumer electronics (CE) devices.
Since 2007, Italian access providers Fastweb, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, and Wind participated in an initiative called fibre for Italy, with the aim of creating a countrywide fibre-to-the-home network in Italy. The pilot taking place in the Italian capital, Rome, has seen symmetrical bandwidth of 100 Mbit/s. Telecom Italia, which refused to take part in the fibre for Italy initiative, has an even more ambitious plan to bring fibre-to-the-home and fibre-to-the-business to 138 cities by 2018. By the end of December 2010, the total number of fibre-to-the-home enabled homes had passed 2.5 million, with more than 348,000 subscribers.