S'pore to get access to fastest home Internet speed

S'pore to get access to fastest home Internet speed

Singapore homes will soon get access to 2Gbps fibre broadband, the fastest residential Internet speed in the world.

The 2Gbps fibre broadband is undergoing limited trials with a select group of customers from now until the end of the year, "and will be commercially available in early 2015", said local fibre broadband operator ViewQwest yesterday.

Japan was the first and is the only country in the world to enjoy such speeds when Sony-owned company So-net introduced its Nuro 2Gbps fibre broadband plan last year.

"The key benefit of this new fibre broadband is getting more bandwidth to the overall household," The Straits Times Online quoted ViewQwest's head of marketing Wilbie Poh as saying.

"Households today are multiple-device households, with personal computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

"With more bandwidth, there will be reduced bottlenecks on multiple devices when they are all connected to the Internet at the same time."

Those interested in trying out ViewQwest's new fibre broadband can do so at its booth at IT show Sitex from Nov 27 to 30 at the Singapore Expo.

This article was first published on Nov 13, 2014.
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