M1 also launches 10Gbps Fiber broadband plan for homes
But did you know that M1 has actually been offering 10Gbps enterprise fiber broadband services since 2014? Later in August 2015, M1 launched Singapore’s first 10Gbps XGPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) service for the corporate segment. According to M1, through their 10Gbps XGPON fiber service, multi-user households will be able to enjoy ultra-fast downloads, incredibly smooth HD video streaming and lag-free gaming simultaneously.
"The service has been well-received, and since then we have been conducting network and equipment testing to ensure our service is ready for our residential customers. We are pleased to extend our XGPON service’s benefits to our residential consumers,” said Mr P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer, M1.
According to M1's marketing materials, users can expect download speeds up to 8.1Gbps, but as usual, it's subjected to a number of other factors that are outside of the ISP's control.
The service plan is priced at S$189 per month for a 24-month contract period and it comes with the following entitlements:-
- A Huawei ONT unit
- Termination point (TP) installation worth S$235.40
- ONT activation worth S$58.85
- A 1GB 4G mData line
At the point of publishing, M1 is also offering limited time promotional perks such as:-
- $100 off any handset purchase when you sign-up/re-contract a mobile data-bundled plan at the same time
- Free 24 mths 300Mbps Mobile Broadband (1GB)
- Free 3 months' subscription to Internet Security
Customers interested in signing up for the service can do so at the following six M1 Shop outlets: Bugis, Change Alley, NEX, Paragon, Tampines, and West Mall.
But before you rush down to sign up for the service, there are several requirements that your home and system must meet in order to enjoy the 10Gb/s throughput.
You can also refer to M1's FAQ tab for more information.
As you can see, you'll need top-end system specifications, but more importantly, to move so much data around fast enough, you'll need a PCIe SSD to unleash the 10Gb/s pipe's full potential. Well, it just so happens that we recently published a shootout of PCIe SSDs, so check it out!