January 2020 update on how fast Openreach is deploying FTTP
In the weeks since our last update on 12th December 2020 we've found Openreach FTTP at a pace of 23,039 premises each week, this is an increase of 2,300/week compared to the previous month. In the same period of time the build pace declared by Openreach has increased from 23,000 to 26,000 so the question now is whether we will see another increase next month.
Some of the increase in the rate of deployment is that we have got to grips with adding the latest new build premises, after delaying work on those until the General Election period was over. The increase from the easy wins that usually happen when we start the new build integration though were probably wiped out by time off over the Christmas and New Year period.
- 482,374 premises via BDUK/gap funded or other rural intervention (increase of 5,326)
- 973,896 premises in Fibre First areas (increase of 68,309)
- 291,625 premises via New Build since January 2016 (increase of 16,161)
- 124,766 premises via commercial/old roll-out (increase of 12,238)
The total we have in our system for Openreach FTTP premises passed is 1,872,661, a rise of 102,034 premises. The number of premises connected is something we can estimate but no need to as that figure is generally supplied in each quarters financial results. The next set of Openreach financial results are due in a few weeks.
A quick history lesson back on 7th January 2019 the Openreach FTTP network passed just 654,387 premises, the size of the jump in 12 months shows how much things have changed.