Zzoomm to roll-out 10 Gbps full fibre services
Building new infrastructure is always a balancing game between how much future proofing to build in and the new full fibre provider Zzoomm is aiming for infrastructure that should not need upgrades in the local loop for many years with a XGS-PON roll-out delivering 10 Gbps full fibre to the premises.
This is all about future proofing - 10 years ago, one Gigabit was considered sufficient to meet future speed needs but this is no longer the case.
Working with ADTRAN, we are building out a robust infrastructure that’s fit for the coming decades. Zzoomm will deliver 10 Gigabit speeds to homes and businesses – both downloads and uploads - in towns and suburbs, some 400 to 500 times* faster than the average speeds across copper infrastructure.
We are targeting hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses that are still hampered by ageing copper infrastructure. They will no longer be hamstrung by dated communications networks with Zzoomm’s new full fibre network.Matthew Hare, Chief Executive, Zzoomm
10 Gbps is beyond the capabilities of most consumer grade computers and with no product pricing we don't know yet what price you will have to pay to get the top speeds or what slower speed tiers will be available, but if this means that 10 Gbps capable CPE are deployed from day 1 it means people will be ready for whatever bandwidth eating applications arrive in the next couple of decades.
Deploying 10 Gbps PON is also going to require serious investment in capacity in the capacity of the regional interconnects and links to the rest of the Internet.
As no doubt someone will ask in the comments, the 'to 500 times* faster than the average speeds across copper infrastructure' figure is based on the median download speed of services across the Openreach local loop as we recorded in Q4 2018 which was 20.2 Mbps.
The biggest question that people will want to know now is where and when will the service be rolled out.