164,534 Openreach full fibre premises passed found in last month
There are no signs of any other full fibre builder getting close to the amount of FTTP that Openreach is releasing to the public so they can order a live service.
The last 31 days since 12th October has seen us finding a fairly consistent 5,000 or so premises every day, with the monthly total added being 164,534 premises. The weekly build amount works out at 37,152 premises each week.
The Fibre Village category now includes the long list of smaller exchanges where commercial FTTP build was announced in Northern Ireland. This switch has messed up the change figures for the BDUK category, i.e. some rural FTTP in Northern Ireland that was assigned to that category is now in the Fibre Town/Village category.
- 516,396 premises via BDUK/gap funded or other rural intervention, drop of 7,463 due to NI exchange changes
- 1,750,852 premises in Fibre First areas, increase of 97,462
- 255,472 premises in Fibre Town/Village areas, increase of 56,879
- 438,051 premises in new build properties constructed in 2016 and later, increase of 6,871
- 47,794 premises in properties constructed between 2006 and 2015, increase of 3,914
- 66,913 premises in properties constructed between 1996 and 2005, increase of 4,487
- 139,776 premises via commercial/old roll-out, increase of 2,384
One interesting observation to make is that Sky is very much now showing up as an FTTP provider even though it has only recently started selling FTTP over the Openreach network as a standard product. This is based on the daily sweep through the speed test results for the unexpected where a good scattering using the 160/30 or 80/20 FTTP products are appearing on Sky connections.
The official count released in the Openreach financials was 3.5 million premises passed, so with 3,215,254 premises in our system we obviously still have some work to do try and close the gap more.