A new Portsmouth based start up called TOOB has announced plans to bring its 900Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home network to parts of Surrey & Hampshire, which will be among the first outside of Portsmouth. In its publications, Toob repots to be able to download 14x faster and upload speeds 64x faster than the UK average (figures from Ofcom May 2020) as it offers speeds of 900Mbit both down and up.
There are however still questions around where Toob will be installing their infrastructure, and whether they will be able to attract customers away from the larger established players such as Virgin and BT. Local landowners are being approached to locate small Points of Presence (PoP) which are needed to carry this network from your home to the internet. The Introduction of more suppliers into this marketplace it’s to be encouraged as competition helps ensure a fairer price for all consumers.
In a statement on the Toob website:
“Launched in 2019, toob is a full-fibre broadband provider on a mission to transform the South of England’s internet experience. toob has a bold plan to deploy its network to more than a million premises over the next 10 years.”
“toob will roll out its full-fibre network to an additional 200,000 premises across 10 towns in Hampshire and Surrey. Residents and businesses will benefit from the increased speed and reliability of full-fibre networks. Toob’s broadband delivers speeds of 900 Mbps on both download and upload at a very accessible price of £25 per month.”
“In 2021 we will begin deploying our new network beyond Southampton. Over the next few years, we will be deploying our network in Aldershot, Ash, Camberley, Farnborough, Frimley, Frimley Green, Guildford, Mytchett, West Byfleet and Woking”
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