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Openreach Sees 100,000 Customers on FTTP in Northern Ireland

Monday, December 20th, 2021 (11:14 am) - Score 1,536
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Openreach (BT) has today announced that they’ve connected 100,000 customers, via various different partner ISPs, to their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Northern Ireland. All of this will complement the £130m (capex) currently being invested between 2021 and 2022 to expand their coverage across NI.

At present, the operator still appears to be “on track” to achieve their next target, which aims to push the coverage of their full fibre network to reach over 75% of homes and businesses across Northern Ireland by March 2022. We think this will equate to over 610,000 premises (up from 530,000 in April 2021, when their FTTP coverage stood at 65%)

NOTE: Openreach currently employs more than 1,000 people in NI.

The Tullyraine Veterinary Clinic in Drumneath has now been officially recognised by Openreach as their 100,000th FTTP customer in NI.

Garret Kavanagh, Director of Openreach in Northern Ireland, said:

“We feel extremely proud to have connected our 100,000th customer to this life-changing technology. Building the next generation of broadband has been and will continue to be transformational for Northern Ireland.

I’d like to commend the efforts of our 1,000 strong team as it is their dedication, expertise and desire to consistently deliver the best results for our customers that has ensured the region is getting the digital infrastructure it needs.

Our investment in the overall infrastructure of £130 million between 2021 and 2022 will continue to drive the build forward and open up endless opportunities as more and more customers like Hugh and Alison connect to our future-proof broadband network.”

All of this forms part of the BT Group’s £15bn investment to help Openreach’s FTTP network reach 25 million UK premises by December 2026 – some 6.2 million of which will be in rural or semi-rural areas. The build rate for this is expected to hit a peak of c.75,000 premises per week across the UK (currently c.47,300 per week).

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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5 Responses
  1. Ryan Arbuckle says:

    Happily one of them 🙂

  2. George B says:

    100,000 customers! Impressive, Openreach.

    1. Hungry Dog says:

      1,264,000 connected across the UK to FTTP, according to BT Group FY22 H1 year results KPIs.

      https://www.bt.com/bt-plc/assets/documents/investors/financial-reporting-and-news/quarterly-results/2021-22/q2/q2-21-kpis.pdf

  3. Kane says:

    I ordered this. The fibre cable runs to a manhole in the ground less than 10 feet from my front door. Open reach refused to do the work necessary to run the cable to my property. Despite this my address is still listed as eligible for full fibre. They clearly aren’t prepared to do any extra work to facilitate an installation.

  4. Burtster says:

    The houses on either side of me on my road, a literal stone’s throw away can both get FTTP, but I can’t for some unspecified reason. Logged a information request with them a while back to see why. Maybe something will come of it.

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