Ultra high-speed internet soon for Luxembourg
(ADW) Luxembourg’s postal service P&T have announced that as of September they will be able to offer ultra high-speed internet access to residential customers. This means that a particularly high-performance fibre optic network will make it possible to achieve up to 100 Mbps (megabits per second).
The retail offer, under the product name "LuxFibre" takes advantage of the state of the art fibre optic network that P&T have now connected to most of the towns and communes. They estimate that 85 percent of households in Luxembourg are ready for a data rate of 30 Mbps. For a quarter of households as much as 100 Mbps is possible.
The new fibre optic network allows the processing of much higher amounts of data through the internet in a shorter time than traditional connections, both for receiving downloads and sending uploads.
According to P&T higher data processing speeds will make new services and applications possible. For example the connection of multiple TVs in 1 internet connection to the IPTV channel service the company offers through the internet. Videos and films can be received at a much faster rate. For video conferencing and home automation via an IP address, the new speeds will open up windows of new possibilities.
550 P&T employees have been working on the new high-speed fibre optic installation. If the company reaches its goal, the entire country will have access to the service by 2015 and the postal service will have invested 500 million euros.