M1 launches 10Gbps residential fiber service

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Singapore's M1 has joined rival SingTel in offering 10Gbps residential fiber broadband services.

The operator has extended its 10Gbps XGPON service, launched for the corporate segment last August, to the consumer market.

M1 is offering the service for S$189 ($134) per month on a 24-month contract, which includes termination point installation and ONT activation worth up to S$294.25 and a 1Gbps 4G mobile data line with a free 300Mbps of monthly data.

The service does not come with a voice port due to technological limitations, and M1 likewise noted that no residential wireless routers currently support 10Gbps speeds.

“Last August, we launched Singapore’s first 10Gbps XGPON service for the corporate segment. The service has been well-received, and since then we have been conducting network and equipment testing to ensure our service is ready for our residential customers,” M1 CMO P Subramaniam said.

SingTel launched 10Gbps residential fiber services earlier this month following a successful trial conducted in  2015. This service is also priced at S$189 per month.

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