Community Fibre brings in ADTRAN to start 10G FTTH roll-out

Created October 29, 2018
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Community Fibre has selected ADTRAN as its technology partner to deliver 10G residential and business services in the UK. The firm is delivering high-speed fibre-to-the-home and fibre-to-the-premise broadband services to large urban locations across the UK, starting with London and expanding into other areas over the next several years.

ADTRAN’s scalable and flexible 10G solutions, including XGS-PON and NG-PON2, will be used by Community Fibre as it aims to reach 1m customers in the next four years. With XGS-PON, Community Fibre is able to cost-effectively deliver multi-Gigabit services and avoid premature wear and replacement of network equipment.

Headquartered in London, Community Fibre has a vision to become the number one fibre-to-the-home internet provider in London by 2022. It has raised £40m in investments and is on track to have 50,000 connected homes in 2018, on speeds lower than 10G.

The company has now started the process of rolling-out its higher bandwidth 10G offering, beginning with the installation of next-generation network technology at the Steel Yard, a leading music venue in central London. As a result, the venue and its patrons will be able to fully benefit from the bandwidth.

Community Fibre CEO Jeremy Chelot said: “A 10G service means that our customers have the bandwidth needed to be as connected, entertained and immersed as they could possibly want, and still provide room for emerging automation-based and 5G services that we expect to hit the market in the coming years.”

Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN chief technology officer for EMEA and APAC, said: “Community Fibre is focused on one of the most highly desirable and under-served demographics in the UK. It has access to our wealth of network, market, planning and technology experience as it plans to aggressively roll out services throughout the UK’s urban markets.”

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by Anthony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation