If a few weeks ago it was Digi that kicked off its 10 Gbps fiber offer, now it is the turn of the French Orange. The Orange Operator has announced the launch of 10 Gbps fiber, a service that will be available to individuals and professionals in, for now, five Spanish cities.
The cities in which the deployment will begin are Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. However, from Orange they assure that “the coverage will be gradually extended as the technology unfolds.”
10 Gbps fiber thanks to XGSPON technology
The commercial 10 Gbps symmetric fiber network (i.e. 10 Gbps upstream and downstream) has been built on XGSPON . This is an updated GPON (Gigabit Capable Passive Optical Network) standard that supports a symmetric data transfer rate of up to 10 Gbps.
According to Orange, the combination of XGSPON and WiFi 6 (Oranga already installs a router with WiFi 6) represents “a paradigm shift” in that it allows stream 4K on multiple TVs, play without lag in the cloud or maintain the highest quality in video calls.
However, having 10 Gbps fiber does not guarantee 10 Gbps speed. According to the standards, a part of that speed is used for the operation of the service itself, while another is that which reaches users. As explained from Orange, users can expect speeds close to 8 Gbps both up and down.
This new fiber offer can be obtained with the Love Total Plus and Love Total Plus 4 rates for residential customers. The self-employed and small companies will be able to access it with the Love Company 3 and 5 rates. In both cases it will mean a extra cost of ten euros per month.
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