Fibre provider claims major upgrade

Full fibre specialist, CityFibre, has claimed to have successfully completed a trial of 2Gbps residential services in York, alongside its partner Vodafone.

According to a statement, the trial was made possible by CityFibre’s recent upgrade of its York network to XGS-PON access technology. The latter is due to be rolled out as standard across the company's network from April 2023.

Discussing the deployment, a spokesperson said: “The 2Gbps service paves the way for the introduction of residential and business services at symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps across our entire footprint in the future.

“Working closely with Vodafone, the trial saw selected end-customers in York enjoy symmetrical speeds of up to 2Gbps, twice the speed of the fastest services widely available on CityFibre’s network. The new services were delivered using the Vodafone Pro II broadband service, and the new Vodafone Ultra Hub and Super WiFi6E Booster bundle.”

The statement claims that the XGS-PON upgrade “radically improves” CityFibre’s network performance and service offering, enabling "almost ten times" the capability of its current G-PON based architecture.

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