Code-name Fibre Power! UPC announces 120Mbps NGN plan

30 Apr 2009

Irish cableco UPC Ireland (ntl & Chorus) has revealed plans to roll out a 120Mbps broadband network in the Republic over the next year, under a project code-named Fibre Power. According to local online news portal SiliconRepublic.com, the operator’s chief executive Robert Dunn announced the ambitious plan at a Dublin conference, saying construction of the next generation network (NGN) is under way. ‘We are building a next generation network and launching NGN services – one product which we’re working on is called Fibre Power which will offer ultra fast speeds of up to 120Mbps,’ Dunn said. UPC is investing EUR90 million in 2009 to upgrade its networks, which it says will pave the way for a migration to a DOCSIS 3.0 cable platform. The head of UPC Business, Gavan Smyth says the operator intends to have the 120Mbps service in place by the middle of 2010.

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