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ViewQwest launches 10Gbps fibre broadband service for homes in S'pore

THE race for greater fibre broadband speeds in Singapore is about to heat up, as ViewQwest on Tuesday launched a 10Gbps fibre broadband service for homes, for S$218 a month.

The boutique Internet service provider has partnered Aftershock PC, a homegrown custom PC (personal computer) maker, to build specially customised PCs that can take advantage of the "uber-fast" throughputs of the 10Gbps line, providing a "comprehensive solution" for consumers.

Said ViewQwest: "Consumers, especially early adopters, who sign up for high-end 10Gbps lines expect nothing but the very best, yet in today's marketplace they have to figure out for themselves how to customise a compatible computer and set up a home network which can enjoy the maximum speeds of the 10Gbps line."

The ViewQwest Black 10Gbps plan also comes with a dedicated 24/7 customer support phone line, as well as premium next-business-day on-site support.

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ViewQwest added that unlike rival GPon (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) solutions which offer 10Gbps downlinks but only about 2Gbps up, ViewQwest's 10Gbps line leverages Metro Ethernet technology to provide symmetrical 10Gbps upstream and downstream speeds.

In February, Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) unveiled its 10Gbps fibre broadband service for homes, priced at S$189 a month.

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