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BT is to roll out a new Smart Hub X wireless router as part of its G.fast trial.

According to ISPreview.co.uk, the device will be sent to people taking part in the company's trial of the technology, which offers broadband speeds of up to 330Mbps.

Many participants have received a separate Huawei MT992 modem that connects into the back of their existing wireless router. 

However, this report suggests that BT does not intend to stick with this approach and instead wants to offer a single-device solution to help people switch to G.fast.

This comes after a poll by ISPreview.co.uk found that most consumers are interested in upgrading to G.fast broadband technology.

According to the survey, 75.4 per cent of respondents are interested in upgrading to an affordable "up to" 160Mbps or 330Mbps G.fast package once or if it becomes available.

Just 9.6 per cent said they would not be interested, while 6.3 per cent are unsure and a further 8.5 per cent said they already have ultrafast speeds via a different service.

Respondents were also asked which G.fast speed option they would find most attractive. Some 53.4 per cent opted for the 330Mbps option, while 46.5 per cent said they were drawn to the 160Mbps package.

Openreach is aiming to give ten million UK premises access to its hybrid fibre G.fast service by 2020.

Source: ISPreview.co.uk

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