CableVision upgrade to allow super-fast internet speeds
Telecoms firm CableVision is to increase its infrastructure capability by 50 times, the firm has revealed.
The firm said it would use fibre networks direct to homes and lead to faster download times and allow for new services.
CableVision CEO Terry Roberson said that upgrades would also be carried out in the west end — in time for the massively increased demand for data services during the global America's Cup.
Mr Roberson said: “We feel it's an appropriate time for us to position our company for the future where we can deliver exceptional services with technology that will be relevant over the next ten to 15 years.
“We also believe that this will assist in selling Bermuda as a sophisticated technological centre to the international business community.”
Mr Roberson added: “We also look forward to providing new products and services starting in the western end of the Island, just in time for the America's Cup, which will mainly operate out of Dockyard.”
CableVision said the upgrades will allow for download speeds of up to 900 megs — just short of one gig — and upload speeds of 200 megs.
And it claimed that the increased capacity would mean movies will be downloaded in only a few minutes, while the improved network will also support triple play services — TV, internet and phone — as well as bigger data services for businesses.
CableVision added that the new system will be more reliable and lead to fewer outages — even when Island electricity services are out of action.
A statement from the firm added: “Customers will experience minimal disruption during this rebuild as their quality of service improves and they see new products rolled out over time, including TV Everywhere and IPTV.”