First native Openreach FTTP in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has joined the growing number of areas of the UK where Fibre to the Premises (FTTH/FTTP) is available. The Superfast Northern Ireland team has announced the first availability of native FTTP in the province near the Belfast Royal Academy Playing Fields in Mallusk.
The first customer is connected with them seeing their speeds jump from 0.5 Mbps to whatever FTTP speed they ordered which is a choice of speeds from 40 Mbps down (2 Mbps up) all the way up to 330 Mbps down (30 Mbps up). The official announcement does not pin point the area but after some detective work based on their old speed and the name of the area it appears to be parts of cabinet 39 on the Glengormley exchange (including the postcodes BT36 4RE, BT36 4RA and BT36 4RQ) where the native GEA-FTTP service is available to order.