Saturday, 21 September 2019

MLL Telecom: It’s natural for incumbents to protect their assets but not at the expense of the UK’s full-fibre ambitions

Chris Kelly
Saturday 15 June 19

Ahead of Connected Britain 2019, Total Telecom caught up with Isy Bizaoui, executive director, strategy and sales, at MLL Telecom to discuss the UK’s plans for full fibre rollout

The UK has moved from FTTP penetration levels of 1 per cent to 7 per cent over the last six months – is fibre deployment happening quickly enough or do we need to pick up the pace? Yes, we absolutely need to pick up the pace. As it stands, the UK is still massively behind on fibre development compared to other developed countries. We’re late to the party, and we’re going to have to try and make up ground in a Fibre deployment world which has many barriers to speed! This will be no easy task, fibre deployment requires a fierce amount of planning…

The UK has moved from FTTP penetration levels of 1 per cent to 7 per cent over the last six months – is fibre deployment happening quickly enough or do we need to pick up the pace? Yes, we absolutely need to pick up the pace. As it stands, the UK is still massively behind on fibre development compared to other developed countries. We’re late to the party, and we’re going to have to try and make up ground in a Fibre deployment world which has many barriers to speed! This will be no easy task, fibre deployment requires a fierce amount of planning…

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