Hyperoptic doubles FTTP connections to 20,000 in five months

25 Mar 2013

UK broadband ISP newcomer Hyperoptic has connected 20,000 homes in London to its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, having doubled the total from the 10,000 high speed fibre connections reported by CommsUpdate in October 2012. The company, which launched what it claimed to be the UK’s first residential symmetrical 1Gbps internet service in September 2011, aims to provide FTTP services to half a million homes in London and other cities within the next five years, focusing on striking deals with developers and landlords of housing blocks with 100-plus apartments to minimise rollout costs and maximise return on investment. The Telegraph writes that Hyperoptic’s managing director Dana Tobak co-founded the broadband operator Be Un limited in 2004, which was bought by O2 a year and a half later and formed the basis of the broadband division sold by O2 to BSkyB earlier this month.

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