updated 03:50 pm EST, Fri February 3, 2012
BT trials 300Mbps broadband, delays debut to 2013
UK telecommunications provider BT Openreach has held trials of its FTTP (Fiber To The Premises) on demand broadband service promised to launch this year. The fiber optics-based system promises speeds of up to 300Mbps. The trial happened in St. Agnes, Cornwall, where it used already existing fiber optic cables that join exchanges and local street boxes.
The company will perform more trials in added locations throughout the year due to start this summer, but the commercial launch has now been pushed back to the spring of 2013.
In the meantime, the company pledged to double the current fastest download speed service to 80Mbps over the course of the coming months. It also promises that two thirds of all of its subscribers will have access to this faster network by 2014. [via TechDigest]