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Netomnia Publish UK Full Fibre Broadband Rollout Plan to 2023 UPDATE

Thursday, August 4th, 2022 (10:11 am) - Score 6,720
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Full Fibre network builder Netomnia, which is supported by broadband ISP partner YouFibre, has today revealed that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) network now covers 210,000 UK premises (up from 130,000 in April 2022) and they’ve also published their rollout plan to 2023.

The operator initially aims to cover 1 million premises by the end of 2023 and is currently being backed by investments worth £418m, while their existing rollout already extends across 48 UK towns and cities. Today’s news confirms that their pace of build has also continued to increase and is now reaching 30,000 premises passed per month (roughly double what they were doing during early 2022).

NOTE: The company is supported by an equity investment from DigitalBridge, as well as commitments from existing shareholders (Soho Square Capital LLP, Advencap Ltd etc.).

However, the biggest interest will stem from the fact that the operator has also unveiled their rollout plan for both the rest of 2022 and 2023, although for some strange reason they haven’t actually included a list of the relevant locations in their press release. Instead, you need to visit the rollout map on their website, which doesn’t provide a lot of info. on the new additions and if you try to zoom-in on some areas then it forces the view off-screen.

Despite the lack of detail in their announcement, it’s clear enough to see from the map (pictured – top) that they’re planning to extend quite a bit into Northern Ireland, which tends to be more the home turf of Virgin Media (VMO2), Openreach (BT) and Fibrus. Plenty of new areas will also be added across England and South Wales in 2023, with only the odd addition in Scotland.

Jeremy Chelot, CEO of Netomnia, said:

“Passing 210,000 premises in under two years is an unprecedented achievement for a company of our size. We are currently operating at a build rate of 30,000 premises per month, meaning we are on track to meet our one million premises passed target and to ultimately accelerate the UK’s transition to full fibre.

All of this is made possible with the hard work of our small but brilliant team of 100 people and marks an exciting step forward as we continue to scale rapidly, rolling out full fibre broadband across the UK. Netomnia’s network will ensure multi-gigabit connectivity for decades to come.”

The service itself is supplied to consumers via ISP YouFibre, which offers unlimited usage, symmetrical speeds, a Wi-Fi router, free installation and 24/7 UK based support. Customers pay from just £22 per month on an 18-month term for their unlimited 50Mbps package, which rises to £45 if you want their top 900Mbps plan (£50 thereafter).

Seeing as Netomnia didn’t see fit to list all the new additions to their rollout plan, we’ve decided to go in and attempt to manually pull out all the ones they intend to add in 2023. We didn’t do the same for 2022 because it would have taken too long to separate their ‘known from previously unknown’ builds.

Please forgive us if there are any mistakes below, as the operator’s rollout map is buggy and some builds are also dotted in areas with no name (most of those are part of a city region). We have asked the operator to provide an official list of the new additions.

Netomnia’s UK Rollout Plan for 2023

Northern Ireland:
Lisburn
Belfast
Whiteaabbey
Newtownards

Scotland:
Alloa

Wales:
Deesdie
Maesteg
Talbot Green
Cardiff (parts of)
Penarth
Newport (part of)

England:
Childer Thornton
Birkenhead (three surrounding areas)
Huyton (Liverpool)
Macclesfield
Leigh
Salford
Swinton
Whitefield
Failsworth
Swandlincote/Woodville (middle area)
Bicester
Leighton Buzzard
Chesham
Faversham
Sevenoaks
Farnborough
Salisbury
Yate
Bristol (parts of)

UPDATE 11am

Netomnia has supplied us with a full list of the 137 locations where they’re building, although this includes both existing and future deployments. The raw data is below.

Region Exchange Name
East Midlands GRANTHAM ATE (Z)
East Midlands BOSTON (RIDGE) ATE
East Midlands SPALDING ATE (WINSOVER)
East Midlands SWADLINCOTE ATE
East Midlands SLEAFORD ATE
East Midlands SUTTON IN ASHFIELD ATE
East Midlands MANSFIELD T E
East Midlands LANGLEY MILL ATE
East Midlands ILKESTON ATE
East of England BEDFORD ATE AMC
East of England PURFLEET ATE
East of England DODDINGTON ATE
East of England HUNTINGDON ATE (Z)
East of England KINGS LYNN ATE/HPO Z
East of England ST.NEOTS ATE Z
East of England WISBECH ATE
East of England LEIGHTON BUZZARD ATE
East of England HODDESDON  ATE
East of England WELWYN GARDEN CITY TE
East of England HITCHIN ATE
East of England HARLOW TE
East of England CHELMSFORD OLD ATE
North East DARLINGTON (QUAKER) ATE
North East TRIMDON NEW ATE
North East DURHAM T E
North East STOCKTON ATE
North East HOUGHTON LE SPRING NEW ATE
North East SPENNYMOOR ATE
North East PETERLEE T E
North East BISHOP AUCKLAND ATE
North West BAMBER BRIDGE ATE
North West OLDHAM ATE
North West SEFTON PARK ATE
North West HORWICH ATE
North West MIDDLETON ATE
North West CARLISLE GSC – PORTLAND HOUSE
North West LANCASTER AMTE
North West DALTON IN FURNESS ATE
North West BARROW AMTE
North West ELLESMERE PORT ATE
North West HUYTON ATE
North West WALLASEY ATE
North West LEIGH ATE
North West ROCKFERRY ATE..
North West ARROWEBROOK ATE
North West SWINTON ATE
North West FAILSWORTH ATE
North West MACCLESFIELD ATE/TEC
North West WHITEFIELD ATE
North West PENDLETON ATE
North West CHEETHAM HILL ATE
North West AINTREE ATE
North West BURY ATE
North West STONEYCROFT ATE
North West SHAW ATE
Northern Ireland LURGAN TE
Northern Ireland BELFAST EAST (NEW) TE
Northern Ireland WHITEABBEY TE & EXTN
Northern Ireland LISBURN T E
Northern Ireland NEWTOWNARDS TE
Northern Ireland CITY T.E. (Belfast West)
Northern Ireland LONDONDERRY TE
Northern Ireland BALMORAL T.E.
Scotland FALKIRK TE
Scotland IRVINE-BOURTREE TE
Scotland COATBRIDGE ATE
Scotland HAMILTON T E
Scotland EAST KILBRIDE ATE
Scotland ALLOA TE
Scotland DUMFRIES TE/TRS
Scotland CUMBERNAULD ATE
Scotland KILMARNOCK T E
Scotland MUSSELBURGH TE
Scotland LEVEN TE
Scotland LIVINGSTON STATION TE
Scotland PENICUIK TE
Scotland DUNFERMLINE ND
Scotland KIRKCALDY ND/AM
Scotland GLENROTHES NDR
South East MAIDSTONE LESSOR BLDG(COLMAN H
South East NEWBURY AMC
South East FOLKESTONE ATE/HPO
South East DOVER ATE
South East OXFORD ATE
South East CANTERBURY ATE STOUR STREET
South East GUILDFORD ATE
South East ASHFORD ATE
South East GRAVESEND ATE
South East FAVERSHAM ATE
South East FARNBOROUGH ATE
South East CHESHAM ATE
South East BICESTER ATE
South East SEVENOAKS ATE
South East BYFLEET TE
South East TUNBRIDGE WELLS SOUTH TRS
South East DIDCOT ATE
South East AYLESBURY TE
South West FROME TE
South West DOWNEND TE
South West CHELTENHAM TE
South West TROWBRIDGE TE
South West TEWKESBURY TE
South West STROUD TE
South West BRISTOL WEST TE
South West SALISBURY ATE COMPLEX(BLOCK A)
South West BRISTOL SOUTH
South West CHIPPING SODBURY TE
South West FILTON TE
South West KINGSWOOD TE
Wales MORRISTON ATE
Wales NEATH ATE
Wales BARRY ATE
Wales BRIDGEND ATE
Wales CARDIFF EMPIRE ATE
Wales WHITCHURCH (CARDIFF) ATE
Wales PENARTH ATE
Wales LLANTRISANT ATE
Wales MAESTEG ATE
Wales NEWPORT MAINDEE ATE
Wales CONNAHSQUAY ATE
Wales LLANRUMNEY ATE
Wales HENGOED ATE
Wales LLANELLI ATE
Wales PONTYPOOL ATE
Wales SWANSEA CENTRAL A.T.E./T.R.S.
Wales NEWBRIDGE ATE
Wales TONYPANDY ATE
Wales NEWPORT (GWENT) ATE
Wales ABERDARE ATE
Wales WREXHAM ATE
West Midlands BURNTWOOD ATE
West Midlands WEDNESBURY ATE
West Midlands STAFFORD GSC (WALTON)
West Midlands WALSALL T E NETWORK HOUSE
Yorkshire and The Humber PONTEFRACT ATE & TRS
Yorkshire and The Humber WAKEFIELD ATE
Yorkshire and The Humber CASTLEFORD T E

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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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43 Responses
  1. Alex says:

    If I’m reading the map right, congratulations to the likes of Jade House Chinese Takeaway in Aylesbury (only) and Chapelwood Financial Planning Limited in Newport (only).

  2. Matt says:

    This is very odd. Just had a quick look at the Swadlincote/Woodville (@Mark – typo in the list 🙂 ) – my postcode isn’t listed as being covered (starting 2023) but i’m “near” the blue dot for it, so not sure what they class as “middle area”.

    Also seems stupid pushing into Swad/Woodville – because we already have Virgin FTTP here, and BT FTTP.

    They’d be better going over the Staffordshire boarder, and installing in Burton upon Trent – Virgin rolled out recently but BT are kicking the can down the road here.

    1. Phillip says:

      Virgin FTTP is already live in more than 15million homes so it’s really hard to avoid them. It’s still great that altnets overbuild because they are cheaper than BT and VM pretty much all the time

      It seems that their system only starts marking homes as coming soon when they are closer to being live for example in Doddington

    2. Matt says:

      Staffordshire border* my turn for a typo ¬_¬

    3. Matt says:

      @Philip – Agree and understand we’re serviced by the two biggest players. However this is all “new”. Virgin appeared here <3 years ago in Woodville and has been rolling out the last 18mo across Swadlincote.

      BT rolled out in the last 14 mo in Woodville and is still pushing its way through Swadlincote/Newhall.

      Both have aggressively advertised and pushed services, so I'd expect it's going to be harder for a small player to come in and try and steal that market (which has probably already moved to VM/BT on a decent package)

  3. Martin says:

    They haven’t just built on the KINGS LYNN ATE/HPO Z exchange, they have also built on the SOUTH WOOTTON exchange which isn’t listed and is 2 miles away from the King’s Lynn exchange.

  4. Phil says:

    Shame it won’t be coming to Cuckoo Oak until 2030!

    1. An Engineer says:

      Isn’t an altnet rolling out to you in the next couple of years? You said the CEO told you they were on their way?

      Why would YouFibre intentionally overbuild a local altnet when they could be working on areas where the competition is the less agile Openreach, VMO2 and CityFibre?

      Openreach + VMO2 + an altnet not good enough for a random suburban exchange?

  5. Ryan says:

    Last year in my area we got a letter through our door from Your Fibre saying FTTP was coming to our area, if I look at Netomnia site for my postcode now “Our plans do not currently include your postcode.”

    I had a quick look using random postcodes they only places that got it is the main roads and parts of town center.

  6. DBM says:

    So according to their rollout map Bedford is ‘in progress’. I have seen nothing on bidb.uk nor are there any new plans on the councils website. I dearly hope they will include me, but putting my postcode in on their website reveals “Our plans do not currently include your postcode”. But so does every other Bedford postcode I put in, so hopefully it’s a database update thing.

    I wish they’d give some sort of indication as to where will be covered in a town because with the addition of Netomnia there are now supposedly 3 FTTP providers (4 if you count a business only one on the industrial estates) but none of them cover me and it’s not like I live in the middle of nowhere either, quite a popular part of the town.

  7. An Engineer says:

    Wow. Fair play Jeremy and team!

    1. Jeremy says:

      Thank you

  8. Bob says:

    I believe they do not build out of each and every exchange, but instead build out of one exchange and cover not only that area but some neighbouring areas too.

    That’s certainly the case from what I have seen.

    1. Jeremy says:

      Correct

    2. Bob says:

      Appreciate the confirmation Jeremy!

  9. Simon says:

    Getting so fed up of the seemingly total avoidance of any provider to supply FTTP to Westbury, Wiltshire unless it’s a new build. No Openreach, no alt-nets. At the mercy of VMB for anything above 80mb.

    It’s not like we’re out in the sticks or anything???

    1. Mark Jackson says:

      As you say, some Openreach and OFNL FTTP on different new builds. But to be fair, the town is covered by Virgin Media’s gigabit-capable network, so it’s not totally isolated from the gigabit era.

    2. Rich says:

      Mark you are taking VM for their word that their “entire network” is gigabit capable, as they themselves advertise.The truth is that it isn’t, and their marketing is a lie basically. I can prove it by putting in a local postcode and the maximum is 500. If it’s capacity, then it’s been at capacity for over 12 months now and I’ve seen several people on their community forum complain they cannot get gig1, even some areas are limited to 350 mbit.

    3. Alex says:

      Yep, they seemingly only care for new builds but are completely oblivious to the awful service VM are providing in this area.

  10. SJC says:

    This confirms that for now, Netomnia are only focusing on the areas served by Bridgend Town and Maesteg exchanges as part of their Bridgend County rollout. Which is a shame.

    Jeremy had previously mentioned they planned to start with the Bridgend Exchange, extending throughout the county.

    Hoping they’ll come back with future phases to expand these existing deployments. In the meantime, I’ve noticed Ogi are moving in fast to fill the gaps in these ‘out of scope’ surrounding areas.

    1. Pablo says:

      Or it could just be that Bridgend has live homes but the build is still underway

      For example Darlington turned live a few weeks ago, does not mean that the entire town is complete

    2. SJC says:

      Perhaps my comment wasn’t overly clear, I am referring to areas served by other exchanges, within the county.

      So out of 8 exchanges in Bridgend county, they’re focusing on properties within vicinity/served by, 2 exchanges.

      Given they’re prioritising by exchange, it’s pretty clear that, if your served by an exchange not on that list, you shouldn’t expect service within the currently proposed, or active phases.

    3. Clint says:

      I don’t think Netomnia is bound by BT exchange area, example their Stockton exchange extends south all the way to Ingleby. Same way that they can serve Cornelly from Bridgend exchange

    4. SJC says:

      I have no clue if they are reliant on OR (IIRC they’ve worked with OR in the past) but I get the sense they play some role. Regardless, what Netomnia ARE doing is using exchanges as their point of reference for deployments. It probably doesn’t serve any purposes besides being just a pint of reference, but they decided it was useful.

      I think it’s unlikely that when they to deploy In an area/town/city that the build covers and exceeds the serviceable area of the local exchange. So, even if exchanges play no part in the network deployment, it makes a nice way to zone deployments and it’s obviously a relevant data point to them.

    5. SJC says:

      Also, are they servicing Cornelly? I was pretty sure they weren’t.

      I agree though, they can run fibre where ever and there’s plenty of OR ducts running from Bridgend to Porthcawl, Pyle etc, that other networks have already leveraged (OFNL etc.)
      There’s no need for it to be contained, but for now it looks like it is.

    6. Dee.jay says:

      SJC, there are roadwork notices in my area in Aberkenfig for Netomnia too, and we have our own exchange.

      They are not just focusing on Bridgend itself.

    7. Jeremy says:

      We go as fast as we can 🙂

  11. Allan Roberts says:

    Promised a service by mid July, never heard anything from them so pulled out. Customer service abysmal.

  12. Sonic says:

    All overbuilds? Yep, thought so.

    Salisbury is on the list. The place that has 100% BT FTTP and is also a pilot area for VMO2 FTTP. Nice work.

  13. FA says:

    They’ll probably make all these towns live within 20 days, beating the previous record set by Netomnia and Tewkesbury 🙂

    1. Jeremy says:

      Slightly longer 🙂

  14. Jb says:

    Frome started months ago. Still not live. Have asked many times but they can’t provide a live date…(am located in an area that has been notified of intention to build even though openreach fttp is already here)

  15. John says:

    My town is listed as “live” but any postcode within I’ve checked said “Our plans do not currently include your postcode.” Also their representative said they first need to build core network. Weird company.

    1. Jeremy says:

      We are updating 🙂

  16. David says:

    Wasn’t surprised at all to see they don’t care about the North of Scotland. I guess they think Aberdeen is not on the mainland?

    1. John says:

      I think city Fibre is rolling out there

    2. Pablo says:

      It’s harder to get resources that far north, people may not be willing to work that far out

  17. Scott says:

    Not full UK wide not in Scotland haha

  18. John says:

    Looks like they cancelled their plans to rollout to Dalkeith.

    1. Jeremy says:

      No we did not, BT exchange was full therefore we will do it from the 2 neighbouring exchanges.

  19. Andrew says:

    It says Hamilton is live on their website. It is, in a new build housing estate…

    When I put my postcode in it says they’ve no plans, but I saw guys in the street outside my house pulling in fibre. They had a sign saying “Installing fibre on behalf of Netomnia”.

    A quick email to them has revealed they’re planning to go live in my street by the start of February.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens as the list of exchanges above states Hamilton. My house is supplied from the Blantyre exchange…

    I hope it comes to fruition as I’ve been ripped off by Virgin for far too long now and can’t haggle with them because they know I can’t get anything but 2mb ADSL…

    1. Jeremy says:

      We are updating the postcode checker in the coming days/weeks.

  20. Cable Histories says:

    It’s like the 90’s all over again. Wait for the pop.

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