UK-backed LIME Barbados has launched a 1Gbps-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) internet service for consumers, claiming a first in the country, having covered 50,000 homes with its FTTH network, with an additional 25,000 homes to be passed by the end of the year, reports the local Nation News. LIME Barbados chief technology officer Glenn Thorpe said that the new 1Gbps premium speed is over three times the speed of the existing limit of ‘around 320Mbps’, while consumer fibre packages start at an entry-level 20Mbps. He added that LIME expected demand for 1Gbps connections to be driven by increased usage of high-end multimedia applications using high definition video – and already moving to the 4K video standard – and real-time collaboration applications across the internet.
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