BT Openreach unveils 110Mbps service for March 2011

19 Oct 2010

BT Openreach, the arm of UK fixed line incumbent BT responsible for operating the physical assets of the telco’s local access and backhaul networks, has announced that it will introduce an internet service with download speeds of up to 110Mbps in March 2011. According to ISPreview, Openreach has confirmed that the service will be added to its Generic Ethernet Access Fibre-to-the-Premises (GEA-FTTP) portfolio next year, and will offer a peak downlink rate of 110Mbps in addition to 20Mbps prioritised downstream bandwidth capability. Initial indications regarding pricing are that the standalone service rental will cost GBP258.48 (USD411.02) per year, while the price would drop to GBP157.80 if the connection was taken with a related copper voice service, such as wholesale line rental.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach)