British broadband provider TalkTalk is reported to have begun trials of fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband services over the network belonging to BT’s infrastructure division Openreach. According to ISPreview the operator has invited some of its existing customers to a six-month trial of what it has referred to as a ‘future fibre broadband’ product. With these customers understood to be trialling the service for free for the duration of the test period, the broadband connection being provided is reported to offer maximum downlink speeds of 300Mbps, and a guaranteed download speed of 100Mbps. A timetable for a commercial launch of FTTP-based connectivity by TalkTalk over the Openreach network has not been detailed, however.
Commenting on the development, Guy Miller, TalkTalk’s Fibre for Everyone Director, was cited as saying: ‘Following our successful rollout of fibre to the premises in York through FibreNation, we are delighted that we are now bringing better connectivity to more customers using the Openreach network.’