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Hyperoptic adds four new cities to roll-out plans
Monday 06 October 2014 13:06:52 by Andrew Ferguson

The next four lucky cities that will benefit from the Hyperoptic treatment are Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham and Nottingham, this expansion has been announced at the same time as the news that Hyperoptic coverage has doubled in the last six months and the number of premises able to order a Hyperoptic service will very soon break the 75,000 mark across 480 different sites.

"Broadband has become a key consideration that affects where people choose to live, alongside being close to friends, family and good transport links. It forms the foundation of the connected home. By partnering with Hyperoptic we can be guaranteed that our residents have a seamless broadband experience today, and that the connection is future-proofed for the next era of technology.

Paul McFadyen, Director, Regis Group plc

Hyperoptic offers three main speeds, an entry level 20 Mbps download (1 Mbps upload) service, a 100 Mbps symmetric product, through to a full symmetric Gigabit service and is thus building truly ultra-fast islands of connectivity in the cities where it is offering a service. Not every development will fit the various criteria for a successful commercial deployment, the information that the operator is happy to now deploy in developments as small as 50 units compared to the previous 80 means that more choice may open up.


Posted by Kebabselector over 2 years ago
I got initially excited as it mentioned Birmingham, but as I live in a house it looks as if it's not for me. Good if you can get it though.
Posted by doowles over 2 years ago
As far as I can make out, this Press release is just mentioning the fact that they may install it in a building in those locations in the future. No actual new buildings have been confirmed (as far as I can tell).
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 2 years ago
Correct, no confirmed buildings yet, once we get postcode information and building names we will update.

Running the news means people will hopefully now pester landlords and developers so that we can talk of actual speed test results.
Posted by timmay over 2 years ago
I wonder how many customers per building make it viable. If they are selling 1Gbit does that mean that they install a multi-Gbit (10Gbit) fibre to each building they enable? Or do neighbours directly contend a single Gbit line shared between 50~100 end customers?
Posted by brusuth over 2 years ago
Come on guys get this service in to Edinburgh, the Western Harbour apartments (1200 on one road!) are one area that would be screaming out for the service!
Posted by doowles over 2 years ago
"Correct, no confirmed buildings yet, once we get postcode information and building names we will update."

I think you mis-understand. They have no buildings in these areas at all yet. Its pie in the sky Press Release designed to make it sound like something tangible when it really isnt.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 2 years ago
@doowles If within 12 months they have nothing in any of these cities then do come back and remind us.

Announcing an intention to deliver in an area is an important part of partnering with prospective landlords/developers. Plus you can add pester power from leaseholders/tenants.
Posted by whatever2 over 2 years ago
"... once we get postcode information "

Is there any chance of publishing the info you have, as to date it seems a little hard to get hold of where this service exists, in PR land or in reality.
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 2 years ago!lat=51.49903352783447&lng=-1.8731678242187421&zoom=8&type=terrain&hyperoptic

Usually you can find a speed test too
Posted by whatever2 over 2 years ago
Thanks Andrew :)

Pity we cant get cityfibre to to the same
Posted by doowles over 2 years ago
Thanks for the map Andrew, very useful.
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