First customer hooked to Openreach's pilot hybrid line

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

The hybrid fibre technology pilot run of Openreach has connected the first customer to receive data speeds touching 330Mbps. The customer, Gillingham-based firm, Temiz book-keeping, has now access on the technology. The pilot in fact aims to connect about 138,000 properties, spread across 17 areas, by the end of March.

CEO of Openreach, Clive Selley, revealed that their long-term objective is to connect up to 12 million premises by the end of 2020. The Chief Executive stated that this would be another boost to UK's thriving digital economy and would improve people's personal and professional lives. By delivering high-speed services at this scale and pace, it can help them reach more people, he added. He said it's great to see the first customer being switched on, to be benefited.

The owner of Temiz book-keeping, Mehmet Uzum, said that downloading and uploading is instant at ultrafast speeds, regardless of the number of client accounts working simultaneously, with all client data stored in the cloud. Mr. Uzum observed it as a "great time saver".

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