Broadband provider Eclipse Internet has announced its involvement in new trials of web services based on fibre-optic technology.
The company has revealed that it is upgrading its network so it can be used on BT's 21CN infrastructure, while it is also offering its customers the chance to trial super-fast internet services provided through the Fibre-to-the-Cabinet platform.
Both households and businesses will have the chance to take advantage of download and upload speeds of up to 40Mb and 5Mb respectively.
Clodagh Murphy, director of Eclipse Internet, said the company was "extremely excited" to be taking part in the pilot.
She added that its use of the 21CN technology would also provide customers with "an advanced and more reliable online experience".
Last week, Eclipse Internet was named as IT firm SimplicITy Computers' recommended internet service provider.
The computing firm is behind a new PC and operating system which has been launched to make it easier for older people to get online.