Hyperoptic raises £250m to expand gigabit speed full fibre network
Full fibre operator, Hyperoptic, has raised £250m of additional funding for rolling out its network to a further 20 towns and cities across the UK. The fibre provider which is owned by founders and investors such as George Soros, is aiming to hit its target of 2 million homes by 2022 and a potential 5 million homes by 2025.
Fibre infrastructure competition is increasing as the UK Government eyes a UK-wide full fibre network by 2033. Read more about National Infrastructure Commission report
Vodafone was in the news recently with the connection of its first Gigafast 1,000Mb customer in Milton Keynes, where the operator is rolling out to 50 test premises prior to a wider deployment. Read about Vodafone Gigabit broadband
CityFibre has commenced work on its full fibre rollout in Aberdeen, targeting 1m connected homes with speeds of around 900Mbps. Read about CityFibre full fibre
Openreach is continuing with its Fibre First full fibre rollout programme bringing ultrafast broadband to 3 million UK premises by 2020, 10 million by 2025 and potentially the majority of UK properties by 2033 – Read about the Fibre First rollout
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