Thursday, 19 September 2019

New fibre focus for the UK bearing fruit

Chris Kelly
Friday 28 June 19

I caught up with FTTH Council Europe Director General, Erzsébet Fitori, at Connected Britain to get their perspective on the UK's fibre rollout. Is full fibre and 5G a realistic goal for the UK?    Whilst the UK is lagging behind its peers in terms of fibre deployment, it has recently changed strategy and decision-makers started to take ambitious steps to modernise the UK’s networks. The focus of DCMS and the regulator OFCOM is now very clear and aimed at “Building a Full-Fibre Future” to be achieved via a competitive market.   What we observe is that investment decisions are determined by a certain number of factors, amongst them a long-term and high…

I caught up with FTTH Council Europe Director General, Erzsébet Fitori, at Connected Britain to get their perspective on the UK's fibre rollout. Is full fibre and 5G a realistic goal for the UK?    Whilst the UK is lagging behind its peers in terms of fibre deployment, it has recently changed strategy and decision-makers started to take ambitious steps to modernise the UK’s networks. The focus of DCMS and the regulator OFCOM is now very clear and aimed at “Building a Full-Fibre Future” to be achieved via a competitive market.   What we observe is that investment decisions are determined by a certain number of factors, amongst them a long-term and high…

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