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Torsås municipality could soon be able to access 10Gb/s

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Fredrik Nyman, product manager at Waystream

The municipality of Torsås in the Småland province of Sweden is set to receive its long overdue fibre broadband, thanks to Torsnet AB and Waystream’s ASR8000 access switch model.

The initial installation will take place during the autumn and will be 500 connections. Then, a further 1000 connections will be installed during 2021. 

Residents of Torsås have had a long wait to connect to fibre broadband. After several twists and turns with different operators, Torsnet AB, which is the new name of the municipality's district heating company, will take matters into its own hands and implement the network. Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Torsnet AB explained: ‘We will start right away. The plan is to have completed the first 500 households in 2020 and then supplement with additional areas next year.’

Waystream's ASR8000 - which can deliver services at up to 10Gb/s will be deployed in the access. The switches will be installed in Torsnet’s open access network, where users will be able to freely select services from multiple service providers. The company expects to quickly be able to offer a wide selection of services in the network.

Fredrik Nyman, product manager at Waystream said: ‘In these Corona times, the importance of having a fast and reliable broadband network is fundamental to society. Such a network creates the best conditions for working from home, participating in distance education and much more. With the ASR8000, Torsås will have a broadband network at the forefront of fiber technology.’

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