Truespeed taps Adtran for XGS-PON tech

Created August 29, 2022
Technologies and Products

Bath, UK-based altnet broadband provider Truespeed has enhanced its network infrastructure to utilise XGS-PON technology as it continues the rapid expansion of its full fibre network.

Truespeed says that following a record year of growth since its additional £100 million investment in January 2022, the rollout of XGS-PON technology will allow the company to build and connect customers to its network at a significantly faster rate. In conjunction with maximising network growth, it better guarantees timescales between customer sign up and connection, reduces the number of above ground cabinets, enables greater future network expansion and significantly improves network build efficiencies.

Truespeed is now deploying the 10Gbps XGS-PON network technology as it continues to ramp up its rollout in the South West of England. Deployment of the new infrastructure has already begun and will continue to be rolled out as standard across all future build areas. Thorough testing of the Adtran XGS-PON solution on the Truespeed infrastructure has been a resounding success, and the first customers in Peasedown St John, near Bath, are currently live on the new network.

Truespeed says the new technology allows more customers to be connected via a reduced equipment base. As a result, more residents and businesses can receive guaranteed symmetrical uploads and downloads, around-the-clock reliability and speeds of up to 900Mbps for residential customers, and up to 10Gbps for business customers.

James Lowther, Truespeed CEO commented, “Utilising XGS-PON is a huge step forward for Truespeed as we continue on our mission to improve connectivity throughout the South West. We’re rolling out our network faster than ever before, and this step-change in technology will enable us to deliver our substantial growth plans in the most time and cost-effective manner whilst providing the best possible customer service.”

Ronan Kelly, Adtran EMEA CTO commented, “The vision demonstrated by the Truespeed team is refreshing. Not only have they recognised the technology benefits that the Adtran XGS-PON solution brings. From the beginning they have had a very clear vision of the environmental benefits that this technology can deliver to their business, and how it can accelerate their deployment schedule by concentrating more customers across fewer equipment locations. Insights that many others would do well to pay attention to.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.