According to the broadband firm, which specialises in gigabit-capable broadband (that’s around 15 times faster than the average home broadband speed nationwide) in cities, using its new discreet option wouldn’t take any longer than existing methods. In fact, Hyperoptic believes it will speed up installation in some apartment blocks by as much as 50 percent.
As well as being used to quietly snake cables around the hallways of the building – something that Hyperoptic believes will be especially useful in apartment blocks without existing ducts or free spaces – this discreet cabling can used inside customer homes too. Measuring as little as two millimetres in diameter, a small drop of adhesive is all that’s needed to keep the cable in place, so there’s no need for eyesores like clips and fixings to keep the cable in place. Not only that, but as the cable is so svelte, holes between rooms can be hidden away in a corner or ceiling duct.
The in-home installation will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes, Hyperoptic claims.
It’s worth noting that Hyperoptic isn’t the only supplier that relies on InvisiLight technology to kit-out apartment blocks and individual homes. Openreach, which has connected around 4.5 million homes to its ultra-fast gigabit-capable broadband, is using InvisiLight to tackle some sites too.
Hyperoptic – which only offers future-proofed gigabit-capable fibre – is available in around 43 towns and cities across the UK. It has connected some 400,000 homes nationwide, with a total of two million homes pledged by the end of 2021. A total of five million premises expected by the end of 2024.
This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Tech Feed