Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Why delivering full fibre UK connectivity requires a variety of models


Thursday 01 August 19

Darren Kilburn, Principal Consultant at FarrPoint, explores how the country’s fibre connectivity goals can only be met with a systemic and localised approach.

 “We want to see 15 million premises connected to full fibre by 2025, with coverage across all parts of the country by 2033.”   That was the UK Government’s promise when it published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) last summer. The review set out a clear vision that the country’s future depends on being able to roll out high-capacity, high-speed connectivity across the entire nation.   In a similar statement of intent, Ofcom’s annual plan for 2019/2020 sets out two main methods to meet the demand for better  and future focused broadband: a continued investment in fixed line broadband and a greater focus on how mobile networks can support a rising demand for services…

 “We want to see 15 million premises connected to full fibre by 2025, with coverage across all parts of the country by 2033.”   That was the UK Government’s promise when it published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) last summer. The review set out a clear vision that the country’s future depends on being able to roll out high-capacity, high-speed connectivity across the entire nation.   In a similar statement of intent, Ofcom’s annual plan for 2019/2020 sets out two main methods to meet the demand for better  and future focused broadband: a continued investment in fixed line broadband and a greater focus on how mobile networks can support a rising demand for services…

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