TransACT to kick off FTTP gateway in the ACT

FTTP gateway to provide speeds of up to 100Mbps

TransACT will unveil a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) gateway in Canberra on Tuesday in what it is describing as a “first of its kind in Australia”.

In a statement to the press, TransACT said the FTTP gateway will serve multiple suburbs, including areas of Forde, Crace, Franklin, Bonner and the Flemington Road corridor.

Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy and TransACT CEO, Ivan Slavich will officially launch the FTTP gateway, which the company claims will offer speeds of up to 100Mbps. The company would not provide further details prior to the official launch.

The announcement is one of a slew being made in the last week. Telstra was first off the rank with the announcement it will launch what it claimed to be Australia’s fastest cable broadband network in Melbourne on December 1 in a move to increase speed and bandwidth for multiple users within households.

The upgrade of the telco's hybrid fibre coaxial broadband network will be able to provide download capacities of up to 100Mbps and increase upload capacities to 2Mbps for nearly 1 million homes, the telco claimed.

Reports also surfaced that soon after Telstra's announcement Optus was saying it would upgrade its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) cable network in three capital cities.

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