In a release, the company says it has devoted “a lot of work, time and money” to make fibre-optics synonymous with the best and fastest internet. It goes on to say that UPC does not offer true FTTH, instead bringing fibre-optic close to buildings and then using coaxial cable to reach customers. What is more, UPC is really using DOCSIS and HFC technology, and its Giga Connect Box cannot be connected to fibre-optic.
Orange adds that a similar situation existed in France before the regulator stepped in. As a result, cable operators there now advertise their services as “fibre with coax termination”.
Broadband TV News notes that UPC launched its first 1Gbps service in Poland in Warsaw earlier this month.