153,767 premises added to our tracking of the Openreach FTTP roll-out in last month
Our regular monthly update on how much Openreach FTTP we have found in the last month reveals we added 153,767 premises to our database of what services are available across the UK. The total Openreach FTTP footprint in our database is 2,879,630 premises passed.
Split of where Openreach FTTP has been built:
- 519,670 premises via BDUK/gap funded or other rural intervention, increase of 5,172
- 1,571,983 premises in Fibre First areas, increase of 115,025
- 161,260 premises in Fibre Town/Village areas, increase of 15,577
- 413,041 premises in new build properties constructed in 2016 and later, increase of 2,872
- 39,165 premises in properties constructed between 2006 and 2015, increase of 4,640
- 53,129 premises in properties constructed between 1996 and 2005, increase of 5,139
- 121,382 premises via commercial/old roll-out, increase of 5,342
A bit of housekeeping, the update for 12th August 2020 has a mistake in it, we duplicated the commercial figure into the new build column when transcribing the figures. The correct August new build premises in 2016 and later figure is 410,169 premises.
Adding 153,767 premises in a month is lower than the previous month where we found extra FTTP 178,030 premises, but is still significantly higher than the average from the last 12 months which is 115,000 premises per month. At the pace seen in the last three months it looks like Openreach might be on track to hit its 4.5 million premises target by the end of March 2021. Based on the current pace we expect to be showing around 4 million premises in our 12th April 2021 update, and catch-up to 4.5 million around 8 to 10 weeks later, i.e. our usual lag in spotting the bulk of the roll-out.
For keen observers the new build in 2016 and later change figure is very low this month as we have not started to integrate the latest postcodes relased by ONS late in August. This integration is set to start after this news article has been posted and will keep us busy for 8 to 10 weeks as we figure out what various services are available to the new postcodes.