S'pore consumers can get broadband plan offering fastest home Internet speed next year

Local fibre broadband operator ViewQwest announced on Wednesday that it will offer 2Gbps fibre broadband in Singapore early in 2015, after conducting trials with a select group of customers here until the end of 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Local fibre broadband operator ViewQwest announced on Wednesday that it will offer 2Gbps fibre broadband in Singapore early in 2015, after conducting trials with a select group of customers here until the end of 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Households in Singapore will soon join those in Japan in having access to 2 Gbps fibre broadband - the fastest home Internet speed available worldwide.

Local fibre broadband operator ViewQwest announced on Wednesday that it will offer 2Gbps fibre broadband in Singapore early in 2015, after conducting trials with a select group of customers here until the end of 2014.

Japan was the first and only country in the world to enjoy such speeds when Sony-owned company So-net introduced its Nuro 2Gbps fiber broadband plan in 2013.

"The key benefit of this new fibre broadband is getting more bandwidth to the overall household," said ViewQwest's head of marketing Wilbie Poh.

"Households today are multiple-device households, with PCs (Personal Computers), laptops, tablets and handphones. With more bandwidth, there will be reduced bottleneck on multiple devices when they are all connected to the Internet at the same time," said Mr Poh.

Those interested in trying out ViewQwest's new fibre broadband can do so at its booth at IT show SITEX from Nov 27 to 30.