C114 Beijing time on July 11th (Ace) According to foreign media reports, British network infrastructure company Openreach revealed that the company will cooperate with Nokia and Huawei to provide FTTH services to 3 million British families by the end of 2020.
“We will go all out to provide FTTP/FTTH services to 3 million homes by the end of 2020, and we hope to expand coverage to 10 million households by the mid-2020s, so using cutting-edge technology will be essential to achieving our goals. a part of. The current data consumption of the British is more than twice that of three years ago. Although we are already a leading digital economy, Openreach will continue to invest in network upgrades to ensure we can continue this success and stay ahead of demand. . & rdquo; Openreach CTO and NGA Operations Director Peter Bell said.
The UK's current FTTP/FTTH penetration level is already at its lowest point in the league's rankings, and current estimates indicate that less than 3.5% of UK households have access to full fiber broadband services.
As the UK's network infrastructure owner, Openreach's effort to launch an all-fiber connection is critical to the UK's goal of achieving 15 million FTTH connections in the mid-2020s.
Huawei has begun deploying new kits on Openreach's fiber-optic network, and Nokia expects to begin deploying deployment equipment in July 2019.
“As a long-term strategic partner of Openreach, we look forward to continuing to work with its fiber and network delivery teams. We are excited to have an opportunity to help build a better, faster, smarter network that will help Openreach stay loyal. Huawei is committed to building a better network in the UK. ” Jeffrey Zhou, president of Huawei's access network business, said.
The newly signed partnership is critical to supporting Openreach's Fibre First program, which aims to cover 3 million homes (premises) in the UK by 2020.