Zen Internet customer Mathias & Sons, a Bristol-based provider of branded clothing for businesses, has become the first business in the United Kingdom to be provided with Fibre-to-the-Premises broadband (FTTP) using the latest Gigabit-Passive Optical Network (G-PON) technology.
BT Openreach is currently conducting a trial of the ultrafast broadband technology for businesses in the Bristol area.
After Mathias & Sons expressed an interest in taking part in the trial, BT Openreach contacted Andy Sayle, Zen’s product manager for broadband and voice. Andy was told that the technology was available in the client’s area, and that Openreach could have it up and running in around two weeks.
Mathias & Sons ordered Zen’s top-of-the-range FTTP product, which has a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 330Mbps, and the product was, as promised, delivered in approximately two weeks. Prior to taking FTTP from Zen, Mathias & Sons had been a long-time ADSL...