BT Aims for 500Mbps UK Broadband Speeds by 2025
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
British telecoms company BT has announced plans to upgrade its fibre network to offer “initial speeds of a few hundred megabits per second to millions of homes and businesses by 2020″ and up to 500Mbps speeds by 2025.
“We know the technology is capable, so it’s just looking at how we deliver that on a larger scale,” a BT spokesperson said.
BT hopes to achieve this by implementing its “third-way” (copper and fibre being first and second) G.fast technology, which should prove more cost-effective than expanding its network to fibre-to-the-premises.
“[Government money] probably wouldn’t mean it would be faster [to deploy G.fast upgrades] as we’re still rolling our fibre program and as that winds down G.fast will deployment will wind up hence we believe it will stay in broadly the same capex envelope. It might mean the scope of any program could be larger, however but it is a significant engineering task,” the spokesperson added.