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Hyperoptic has achieved speeds of 10Gbps in a new trial of its full-fibre broadband network.

According to the company, this is "the fastest home broadband the country has ever seen" and the first time speeds on this scale were delivered to a home using an existing network, rather than a new dedicated line.

The trial, which took place in the former Olympic village in east London, was attended by Ofcom's Chief Executive Sharon White, who hailed the momentum that is building behind full-fibre.

"The amount of internet data used by people in the UK is growing by around half every year," she commented.

"So we’ll increasingly need full-fibre broadband services like this to provide faster, more reliable connections and capacity to our homes and offices."

Dana Tobak, Chief Executive of Hyperoptic, added that the trial was designed to "elevate the debate in a largely stagnant industry".

Indeed, she said that while other providers are "sweating their copper assets" and trying to market fibre-to-the-cabinet services as genuine fibre broadband, it is "proudly setting a new standard".

"With full-fibre, our customers across 30 UK towns and cities can enjoy symmetrical gigabit services today," Ms Tobak stated.

"This 10Gbps test proves that our network can scale in the future."

With a 10Gbps connection, Hyperoptic believes HD and 4K downloads and uploads can be almost instantaneous.

Figures from the company indicate that a full 4K ultra high-definition movie (75GB) could be downloaded in just one minute, compared with one hour and 40 minutes on a 100Mbps connection.

Similarly, a 10Gbps connection would enable a standard HD movie file (5GB) to be downloaded in four seconds, as opposed to six minutes and 40 seconds on a 100Mbps connection.

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