murphx to trial BT’s FTTC

29 September 09 murphx to trial BT’s FTTC ISP of The Year murphx is continuing to explore new ways to push the boundaries of the services it offers with its decision to trial BT’s Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology. Following upgrades with fibre-optic broadband at BT’s exchanges in Muswell Hill in London, Whitchurch (Cardiff) and Glasgow Halfway, nearby residents could be able to access the Internet at speeds of up to 40MB per second – more than 12 times faster than the current UK average. During the pilot scheme participants will be encouraged to put pressure on their broadband connection by, for example, downloading high density films and simultaneously participating in online gaming to test how the system will cope with such demands. Carl Churchill, murphx Director, says: “We are committed to being at the forefront of any technological development that improves the service we provide. It is very exciting to be a part of these trials to offer a significantly faster download and a 2MB upload speed in the first phase with the second phase of testing encompassing a 5MB upload product towards the end of the year. “In the long-term, this faster capability will improve customer experience when using applications such as VoIP and video conferencing. In some instances DVD quality film could be downloaded in 11 minutes as opposed to the two-and-a-quarter hours it takes on average using current copper wire broadband technology. “BT expects this service to be rolled out commercially in 2010, with an estimated 10 million homes receiving next generation broadband in 2012 and we want to ensure we can provide full accessibility to our customers.” Fibre to the cabinet technology limits the loss introduced by long reaching copper lines between the end user premise and the local exchange. By only using copper from the site to the local cabinet the largest element of the backhaul is delivered over fibre allowing services to be offered at higher speeds than standard copper based DSL services. -ENDS- Word count: 254 words Jpeg: Carl Churchill Notes to Editors: Please be aware that murphx is always spelt with a lower case “m”. About murphx Notes to Editors: About murphx murphx Innovative Solutions Limited is a Tier 1 connectivity solutions company providing a range of services including wholesale broadband and dialup, virtual private networks, leased lines and IP transit to the resale channel. The company operates as an “enabler” providing the operational infrastructure used by its customers to embrace convergent technologies such as voice over IP and video conferencing. murphx was formed in 2001. Since that time the company has built a national network and firmly established the business as a pioneer of innovative communications services with a consistent record of strong earnings growth of figures up 167.1% on £6.2m sales, which placed the company fifth in the 2009 Plimsoll Portfolio Analysis for UK Internet Services. The reliable and resilient infrastructure is the underlying strength of the murphx business. The ability to manage and control the entire network point-to-point ensures guaranteed service levels and dependability for customers. This coupled with leading edge technology and a highly skilled team ensures murphx are firmly positioned as one of the few Europe-wide internet service providers. The success of murphx is not just the result of an advanced network or unique portfolio of products and services but also an ongoing commitment to customer requirements. For years organisations have been forced to adopt solutions that were a near-match to their requirements; this “next best” scenario is no more. For more information, please contact Colin Bridgman at Logical Creative Marketing: colin@lcm.co.uk Direct Dial 01329 242983 Switchboard 0845 345 6969

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