BT Ireland to roll out 10Gbps fibre network to key Irish cities

15 May 2009

The next phase of BT Ireland’s 21CN next generation network rollout will directly link Letterkenny, Derry, Belfast and Dublin, SiliconRepublic reports, and connect them with over 1,270 cities worldwide through BT’s global network. The new fibre-optic network is expected to be operational from August 2009 and will extend from Dublin to Letterkenny, connecting Belfast and Derry along the route through Points of Presence (PoPs). Initial speeds of up to 10Gbps are available, but can be scaled up where required by customers. According to BT, more than 330,000 homes and businesses in the Republic have access to super-fast broadband speeds of up to 24Mbps, following the company’s investment in unbundling 22 telephone exchanges nationwide.

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