UK-based fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider Hyperoptic has announced that it has switched on its 1Gbps network in Newcastle. At launch, the operator’s Gigabit broadband service is said to be live in a number of developments across the city centre, including: Hanover Mill, The Bar, Centralofts, 55 Degrees North, Merchants Quay, Marconi House, Ouseburn Wharf and 38 Lower Friar Street. A number of other developments are undergoing installation and Hyperoptic is committed to extend its footprint across the length and breadth of the city, with a focus on developments comprising 50 or more units.
TeleGeography notes that Hyperoptic is already powering premises in 20 UK cities and aims to have its Gigabit FTTP service available to over 500,000 homes by 2019. Cities currently served include the likes of Greater London, Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow and Nottingham.