Ofcom Chief Executive Sharon White visited east London yesterday to witness the trial of a 10Gbps home broadband connection – the fastest seen so far in the UK.
The trial was carried out by broadband provider Hyperoptic at a home in East Village, based in the former London 2012 athletes’ village near to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The trial used an existing ISP network, not a new dedicated line, and Hyperoptic claims it demonstrated speeds that were 276 times faster than the average speed a UK consumer currently receives.
Sharon said: “The amount of internet data used by people in the UK is growing by around half every year. So, we’ll increasingly need full-fibre broadband services like this to provide faster, more reliable connections and capacity to our homes and offices.
“We’re seeing real momentum behind full-fibre, with bigger and bolder commitments from companies of all sizes to build broadband that can support the UK’s digital future.”
Hyperoptic’s trial is based on its full fibre technology, where the fibre optic network goes all the way into the customer’s home.
More information on broadband connections and speeds is available in Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations report.