Openreach Rolls Out Full Fiber FTTP Technology in Coventry

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Openreach Rolls Out Full Fiber FTTP Technology in Coventry Image Credit: Openreach

Coventry has become the latest area to join the first phase of Openreach’s multi-million-pound fibre investment that covers ten areas across the UK.

Coventry will benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.

The Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology is currently available to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the city, with Radford being the first area to benefit. FTTP brings speeds of up to 1 Gbps, which is about 24 times faster than the current UK average of 46Mbps, says Openreach. This provides even greater capacity for multiple devices and things like on-demand video, Virtual Reality gaming and smart homes. 

Openreach is also rolling out its Fibre First network in Birmingham

Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach
I’m delighted to announce that families and businesses in Coventry will soon be among the first in the UK to benefit from this commitment. Our engineers have so far built full fibre broadband technology to more than 600,000 premises and are already working in nearby Birmingham, which was one of the first ‘fibre cities’ announced earlier this year.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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