FTTP Networks Reaching Nearly 1m

On May 3, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on FTTP Networks Reaching Nearly 1m

A recent report by the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) and Point Topic reveals that ultrafast full fibre connectivity provided solely by altnets is now available (or close to being available) to nearly one million UK homes and businesses.
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Altnets are ‘alternative network providers’, which are essentially those organisations building new digital networks in competition with BT and Virgin Media. Organisations like these, such as Gigaclear and B4rn do not own a copper network.
 
Whilst the UK has done well with the introduction of superfast broadband, it lags behind many countries in the world in the deployment of FTTP networks, which is an area that the altnets specialise in. It is forecast that by 2020, fibre connections provided by altnets will reach 18% of the UK. Forecasts also suggest that this the combined reach of altnets in 2020 will be more than BT and Virgin Media’s planned FTTP builds combined. By 2025, it is estimated that 50% of the population will have the option of full fibre infrastructure supplied by altnets.
 
The report draws on survey responses from INCA members and UKWISPA and Point Topic research programmes, and estimates that altnet providers with fixed wireless access networks will be able to reach an additional two million premises, with the majority of them being in rural areas.
 
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