On February 26, 2018, Ofcom issued a draft decision that includes a range of measures to boost investment in full-fiber networks, including quality-of-service targets and a proposal to halve the upfront cost of building full-fiber broadband networks.
- Currently, full-fiber connectivity stands at only 3% of properties, but providers including Openreach have already committed to increasing full-fiber coverage to up to 6 million premises by 2020.
Features and Benefits
- Evaluates Ofcom's proposed measures to encourage full-fiber investment
- Compares the UK's full-fiber coverage against that of other EU countries.
Key questions answered
- How does the UK's full-fiber coverage levels compare with that of other EU countries?
- How can regulators encourage alternative operators to invest in their own fiber networks?
Table of contents
Ofcom’s full-fiber measures are expected to cut upfront costs of laying fiber cables by 50%
Maintaining unregulated full-fiber pricing should encourage alternative operators to build their own networks
Nearly 5 million premises had superfast broadband by the end of 2017