Eircom is to be one of the first telcos in the world to deploy vectoring technology on their fibre network boosting maximum speeds to 100Mbps, the company said this morning.
When Eircom CEO Herb Hribar is asked about what kind of transformative year 2014 will be for Eircom, he says 2013 has actually been the year of transformation, with the impending launch of 4G, the arrival of 70Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet and the boosting of international connectivity in and out of Ireland from 400Gbps to 5Tbps (terabits per second). A longstanding veteran of the telecoms industry, Hribar makes it clear that even before Eircom exited its examinership last year, the wheels were already in motion to change the incumbent operator both culturally and technologically.
Eircom CEO Herb Hribar confirmed that Eircom will be making the technology available to other licensed operators on a wholesale basis.
He said that 45pc of the fibre network will achieve 100Mbps speeds with vectoring technology.
The remainder of the network will see their speeds boosted from the maximum of 24Mbps today to 70Mbps.
The vectoring system will begin rollout in early 2014 and will be available on all lines on Eircom’s fibre network – 1.2m premises – by 2015.