A new British pure fibre provider has made its initial foray into the market, with Zzoomm announcing that it has switched on its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Zzoomm’s full fibre network is based on XGS-PON technology, and the company is working with ADTRAN on the service rollout, with the vendor promising to support the delivery of multi-Gigabit services to the home, allowing it to future-proof for the expected increases in data demand and provide downlink speeds of 10Gbps ‘in the very near future’.
At launch the operator is offering tariffs with downlink speeds of up to 2Gbps, with prices starting at GBP29 (USD38) per month for its entry-level service, ‘Pop!’, which provides download and uploads speeds of 100Mbps and 10Mbps, respectively, and rising to GBP189 per month for its 2Gbps/200Mbps ‘Wow! plan.
Looking ahead, Zzoom has said its ambition is to pass more than one million premises with its FTTP network by 2025, with a focus on underserved towns and suburban areas across the UK.