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Tiny Andorra offers fastest Internet

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 2:35pm
Brian Santo

Andorra Telecom is providing its 52,000 subscribers with the fastest upload and download speeds in the world, according to the latest figures from Speedtest.net, on a FTTH access network based on Aurora Networks’ Trident7 platform.

At the moment, Andorra and Hong Kong are the only two companies with a rolling mean throughput in excess of 35 Mbps, with the former at 37.18 Mbps and the latter at 37.07 Mbps. (By this measure, the U.S. ranks 33rd, at 13.06 Mbps, behind many countries in Northern Europe and along the Pacific Rim).

Andorra Telecom is using its Trident7 PON system to help deliver emerging services such as IP video, over-the-top (OTT) video and commercial services. Aurora Networks said the service provider has been able to exploit its new FTTH network to reduce capital and operational expenditures.

“Providing our customers with access to high-value services is our priority. Being top of this list just reinforces that we are going in the right direction,” said Jaume Salvat, director general of Andorra Telecom. “With its flexibility and scalability, Aurora Networks’ Trident7 platform has provided us with the opportunity to deliver today’s advanced services with the quality of service and experience our subscribers have come to demand.”

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