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Hong Kong residents can now get 100 megabits per second to their homes over an Ethernet-based connection, according to Cisco. The service has been launched by Hong Kong Broadband Network. It is the first enterprise-class broadband access network adapted for the mass residential market in Hong […]

Hong Kong residents can now get 100 megabits per second to their homes over an Ethernet-based connection, according to Cisco. The service has been launched by Hong Kong Broadband Network. It is the first enterprise-class broadband access network adapted for the mass residential market in Hong Kong. HKBN also plans to deploy the world’s fastest residential 1Gbps (1000Mbps) service by June 2005, building on the existing Cisco IP infrastructure. HKBN will be offering Voice, Video-on-Demand, IP-TV, and pure data access over its network. HKBN passes through 1.2 million homes pass. It plans to expand to 1.8 million homes pass, which is more than 80 percent of total homes in Hong Kong, and to 1,500 commercial buildings. At least 90 percent of HKBN’s total homes pass is expected to be serviced by self-owned fiber by mid-2005. Similar to the 100Mbps service, HKBN’s 1Gbps service, which is scheduled for release by June 2005, will be delivered through HKBN’s existing in-building Category 5e copper-block wiring. No additional fiber will be needed within the buildings.

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  1. jB: no – that’s definitely not good enough Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    Updated: HongKong: Residental 1gbit Internet Connectivity

    In case you thought your cable-modem, ADSL(2), WiMax or whatsoever is fast, you might re-consider: A BroadBand company from HongKong has started offering 100mbit access and will push the speeds up to 1gigabit per second for residential internet access …

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Aswath Rao

    I recall that even their 100Mbps service came with an important limitation: there is a cap on the amount of “international” traffic. (So much for “There are no boundaries in IP”) Do you know whether similar cap is also there for this new 1Gbps service? It would be interesting to compare the two sizes.

  2. VoIP Blog – Rich Tehrani Wednesday, December 31, 1969

    US Losing Broadband Race

    Om Malik reports on his blog that Hong Kong residents can now get 100 megabits per second to their homes over an Ethernet-based connection. When will our government decide it is important for the US to compete effectively in the…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Jesse Kopelman

    Never confuse last mile bandwidth with actual bandwidth delivered to the customer and don’t forget bandwidth caps.

    Bandwidth is not free to the provider.

  3. Hongkong residents get Gigabit broadband

    Om Malik reports that Hong Kong residents will be getting 1 Gigabit per second broadband connections starting June 2005. At…

    COMMENT:
    AUTHOR: Om Malik

    DrDebug – great point, and jesse, it is p2p lover’s paradise.

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