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BT has tested 10Gb broadband services in a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) demo in Cornwall, it has been revealed.

The telecoms giant used the latest XG-PON hardware from ZTE to achieve the ultra-fast speeds - which are equivalent to 10,000Mb.

BT carried out the Proof of Concept experiment at Arcol outside of Truro, further demonstrating the potential of FTTP connections.

Ranulf Scarbrough, BT's Director of Superfast Cornwall, told that the trial does not connect to the internet at present.

This is because "there is nothing on the internet you need a 10Gb link for", he explained.

"But it proves it can be done," Mr Scarbrough stated.

Currently, the fastest broadband speeds available to BT's FTTP subscribers are 330Mb.

However, the broadband provider has signalled an intention to increase download capabilities on its full fibre network to 1Gb.

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