Bermudan operator One Communications has announced that it has automatically upgraded all customers on its broadband fibre-optic network, free of charge. Under the upgrade, customers signed up to its FibreWire product can now receive speeds of up to 200Mbps, it says. One Communications’ CEO Frank Amaral is quoted by The Royal Gazette as saying: ‘The first phase of the new FibreWire network infrastructure rollout has been completed, with more than 10,000 customers now upgraded. By bolstering the bandwidth to core systems, including the main control centre and subsea cable, One is now able to provide significantly increased speeds to its customers.’
The company, which was rebranded from CellOne in November 2016, is implementing the upgrades on a sliding scale whereby customers who had received a 25Mbps service will now get 200Mbps, while those who got 8Mbps will now get 20Mbps. One is also deploying a new state-of-the-art video platform, dubbed FibreWire TV, which will offer HD as the standard, with the ability to view programming on personal devices such as tablets and smartphones.