Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Openreach Hits 25 Million Premises Milestone in UK

Openreach's wholesale fibre network has passed the 25 million premises milestone -- marking what the company claims as one of the fastest rollouts of fibre broadband in the world.

Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach, said: “The UK is making great progress with fibre broadband. Availability and take up are well ahead of most European countries and I’d like to thank the thousands of Openreach engineers who have worked so tirelessly to make this happen.

“The job isn’t finished however and we are working hard to get coverage to 95 per cent and above. We are also exploring how we can improve speeds for the million or so premises in the final few per cent of the country.