BT has deployed its first fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband connection in Northern Ireland in Mallusk, delivering record-breaking download speeds of up to 330 Mbps.
BT’s fibre broadband network is predominantly delivered through fibre-to-the-cabinet technology, which provides superfast broadband by replacing a section of the copper network with high speed fibre optic cable.
FTTP takes this technology further by creating a direct line between the network and the home or business. The result is faster download speeds of up to 330 Mbps and upload speeds of 40 Mbps, the equivalent of downloading a feature length movie of 850MB in approximately 20 seconds.
Mallusk man Rowan Sheridan, the first customer to be connected to FTTP technology, stated: “It has made a massive difference. I rely on fast access to the cloud, for downloading and uploading important work files from home. Previously if I had to upload a large file it would kill my internet connection for a day. Now I can upload files and continue working as normal and at the same time my partner has been able to watch Netflix without any interference.”