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Title: BT Q1 2020/21 Results
Post by: gt94sss2 on July 31, 2020, 07:20:02 PM
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BT has today published their Q1 2020/21 results, which reveals that Openreach has expanded their “ultrafast broadband” ISP network to cover 5.81 million UK premises (up from 5.4m last quarter) and that includes 2.98m on FTTP (up from 2.57m) and 2.83m on G.fast (up from 2.81m). Plus 5G via EE is now live in 100 cities and towns.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020/07/bt-raise-uk-ultrafast-broadband-cover-to-5-81-million-premises.html

https://www.bt.com/about/investors/financial-reporting-and-news/results-events-and-financial-calendar/2020-21


Title: Re: BT Q1 2020/21 Results
Post by: Bowdon on August 02, 2020, 01:56:44 PM
It is amazing really how fast FTTP deployment as overtaken G.fast numbers.

I'm assuming the numbers are the maximum available connections rather than actual connections?

It makes me wonder what would happen if G.fast had never been done how fast FTTP deployment would have been with a lot more engineers working on it.
Title: Re: BT Q1 2020/21 Results
Post by: Alex Atkin UK on August 03, 2020, 02:13:23 AM
I'm not sure it would have helped that much, there must be a lot of people on each cabinet WAY too far away to get G.fast.  Whereas FTTP, distance is much less of an issue.
Title: Re: BT Q1 2020/21 Results
Post by: CarlT on August 03, 2020, 01:22:46 PM
It makes me wonder what would happen if G.fast had never been done how fast FTTP deployment would have been with a lot more engineers working on it.

Wouldn't have made much difference to be honest. It wasn't an either-or at that time regrettably, there was robust opposition to the investment required to deliver FTTP. Openreach told government they'd deliver way more premises passed than were feasible with FTTP and set about the work on that basis.

At some point the priority changed, within government, to quality as well as quantity and gigabit-capable rather than just 'ultrafast' became a thing.