Huawei and Nokia to help deliver Openreach full fibre rollout

Openreach has selected Nokia and Huawei to assist in the rollout of full fibre (Fibre-To-The-Premises) which is on course to be delivered to 3 million UK premises by 2020.

Both companies were awarded contracts by Openreach to supply electronic equipment for exchanges, assisting with the management and translation of high-speed data signals between customer premises and the Openreach network.

Peter Bell, CTO & NGA Operations Director, Openreach said: “We’ll be going flat out to make FTTP available to three million homes by the end of 2020, and we want to reach 10 million by the mid-2020s, so using cutting-edge technology will be integral to achieving that. Britons consume more than double the amount of data they did just three years ago and whilst we’re already a leading digital economy, Openreach continues to invest in network upgrades to make sure we can repeat that success and keep well ahead of demand.”

The new equipment will help with Openreach’s Fibre First programme – READ ABOUT FIBRE FIRST

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