Thai fixed-line provider TOT has launched a new gigabit broadband internet service that is powered by MaxLinear’s G.hn technology.
The new Super Speed by Giga Wire broadband service offered by TOT will enable businesses and consumers to enjoy superfast Internet and Wi-Fi service, HD and 4K video, online gaming, cloud storage with high-speed uploads and high-quality video conferencing.
G.hn is an ITU-T networking standard that delivers data rates up to 2 Gbps and can operate over a variety of wired media. With a population of more than 69 million people and an increasing penetration rate for fixed broadband access connections, Thailand is set to benefit from MaxLinear’s G.hn access technology. The tech enables service providers to deliver gigabit broadband services without having to replace the telephone lines already available in businesses and in the homes of consumers.
“The high cost of bringing optical fibre to each home has been one of the main factors delaying the adoption of high-speed broadband services in many markets. Thanks to the flexibility and robustness provided by G.hn technology, TOT can now offer the fastest broadband service in Thailand, at a much lower cost per user than traditional FTTH deployments,” said Mongkol Prakobtong, Senior Director of Commercial and Real Estate Sales Group at TOT.
“When we started working on adapting [our equipment] to meet the specific needs of TOT, we knew we could rely on the robustness of MaxLinear’s G.hn implementation and its flexibility to adapt to different network topologies,” said Joon Hyun Baek, CEO of ZARAM.
The first commercial users of the new Super Speed by Giga Wire service are businesses located in several malls in Bangkok including Siam Center in Bangkok, Siam Paragon and Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok. The first residential users are located in a Supalai Condominium at Kaset Navamin. TOT plans to extend the service to the entire country starting in Q2 2018.