SLT launches 100Mbps FTTH network

Dylan Bushell-Embling
09 Apr 2014
00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched the country's first 100Mbps FTTH network, while Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom reportedly plans to introduce its 300Mbps fiber service next month.

SLT announced that it aims to bring FTTH or FTTB to the nearly 500,000 subscribers to its broadband services.

The announcement states that the company wants to ensure that residential, business, public sector, carriers and ISPs in the country have access to 100Mbps speeds.

SLT will offer residential broadband packages offering 50Mbps and 100Mbps download speeds, and will also offer its existing Peo TV IPTV packages as an option.

Chunghwa Telecom meanwhile plans to launch 300Mbps downlink fiber services next month, DigiTimesreported. The plans will be priced at below TW$2,000 ($66) per month.

The operator also reportedly plans to increase the uplink speeds for its 100Mbps service to 40Mbps from 20Mbps, and for its 60Mbps plan to 20Mbps from 15Mbps.

Chunghwa Telecom has set a target of having 1 million 100Mbps subscribers – up from 450,000 today – by the end of the year. The company's total fiber subscriber base is currently 2.71 million.

The operator first teased plans to introduce 300Mbps services in January, but did not give a timeframe.

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