eir boosts fibre broadband speeds to 100Mbs
eir has become one of the first tel-communications companies in the world to deploy VDSL2 Vectoring technology in its Next Generation Fibre Access network, boosting the broadband speeds up to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) for more than 700,000 homes and businesses across Ireland.
Vectoring on VDSL2 technology is a cutting edge development that uses noise cancelling technology to boost broadband speeds to homes and businesses.
This process strengthens the broadband signal and gives home and business broadband customers faster speeds.
eir has already deployed vectoring technology to 150 of its fibre broadband cabinets. By the end of March, vectoring will have been deployed to the vast majority of eir’s over 3,000 fibre broadband cabinets.
Upon completion, eir estimates that at least 70% of the approximately 700,000 homes and businesses currently passed by its fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) network will be able to achieve speeds of between 70Mbps and 100Mbps.
Commenting on the development Carolan Lennon, MD open eir, said “Leading telecoms analysts such as Analysys Mason estimate that by 2020 European homes and small businesses will need download speeds of 100Mbs. With the deployment of vectoring we’re making those speeds available to homes and businesses within our existing national fibre footprint now, and the 1.4 million homes and businesses we intend to reach by 2016.
We continue to work closely with our Global vendors to explore further hugely exciting technological developments in this area such as G.Fast, which offers the potential of future step changes in both upload and download broadband speeds by driving fibre further out into our network.”