Openreach Adds 551 UK Locations to FTTP Broadband Rollout UPDATE

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    Looks like OpenReach have added another 551 UK Locations to There List (attached)

    Openreach (BT) will today add 551 new UK cities and towns to the rollout plan for their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network. The latest batch of locations accounts for a total of 5 million extra premises, all of which will be upgraded as part of their £15bn project to cover 25 million premises by December 2026.

    At present the operator’s full fibre deployment has already covered over 5 million UK homes and businesses (1.9 million were added during 2020/21), which is running at a build rate of c.43,000 premises per week. In addition, Openreach are seeing orders for this service – via various ISPs (e.g. BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Zen Internet etc.) – running at an average rate of c.17,000 per week.

    However, the plan to reach 25 million (c.80% of UK premises) means that their deployment pace will continue to ramp-up until it hits a peak of c.75,000 premises per week, and that equates to about 4 million premises deployed a year. In order to achieve this Openreach’s own engineers will need to be supported by those from contractors including Kier, MJ Quinn and Telent.

    Openreach Adds 551 UK Locations to FTTP Broadband Rollout UPDATE

     

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