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BT's upcoming fibre-optic trial in Ebbsfleet will not significantly test high-speed broadband infrastructure, it has been suggested.

According to Jupiter Research analyst Ian Fogg, starting speeds of 2.5 Mbps offer no considerable gains for consumers testing the service.

Customers will be offered "bursts" of 100 Mbps services, the BBC reports.

"This is a trial and I see no reason why they aren't trialling the highest speed the technology can deliver. What is the point of a trial if you don't really test things?" Mr Fogg asked.

He asserted that the low starting speed makes it the slowest fibre-optic service in Europe.

Meanwhile, a BT spokesperson suggested the speeds would more than meet the requirements of its users.

According to the Guardian, the Broadband Stakeholders Group is currently looking to the continent for inspiration in the provision of next-generation broadband services.

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