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Author Topic: Openreach Progress on SOGEA, FTTP, and New Install Options  (Read 233 times)


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We’ve managed to extract some useful progress updates from our industry sources on various different broadband related developments and technologies within Openreach’s (BT) UK ISP network, which covers FTTP,, SOGEA, 21CN migrations and the forthcoming addition of new install options.

Firstly, Openreach is now expecting that their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) coverage in the UK will increase from c.650,000 premises passed at the last update to 1.25 million by the end of March 2019 (they’re adding about c.15,000 per month), which would confirm that they’re seeing success in ramping up their deployment toward reaching the target of 3 million by the end of 2020.

Some small improvements to FTTP migrations are also planned, which should smooth the path for those seeking to switch from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines. One other thing to add is that Openreach appear to have improved the process of FTTP provision so that their on-time delivery is now at about 90% and mean-time-to-provide is at roughly 15 working days (thanks to extra resources and more efficient processes).

At about the same time as they reach 1.25m premises via FTTP (see above) then they should have also grown their ultrafast broadband base (recorded as 1.12 million premises passed in July 2018) to 2 million, which should take us to their target of 5.7m by the end of 2020 (March 2021 as a financial year).

Moving on to FTTC (VDSL2), Openreach say about 3% of related street cabinets are currently in “waiters” status (down from c.4% earlier this year). Cabinets are often put into this status when there’s no capacity spare to add new connections (this usually references ports rather than bandwidth). Capacity problems can take anything from a couple of weeks to several months to resolve, depending upon cost and complexity.
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