BT fibre rollout gathers pace

31 Mar 2010

Britain’s fixed line incumbent BT Group has unveiled the next set of locations where it aims to deploy its next generation fibre-based broadband services, revealing that more than 300 exchanges will be upgraded between autumn 2010 and summer 2011. It is understood that the upgrades will cover approximately four million customer lines, the bulk of which are in densely-populated areas, with more than two-thirds of the exchanges set to receive the new services located in London or the southeast. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, BT announced in July 2008 that it had set aside GBP1.5 billion (USD2.98 billion) for the rollout of its fibre-based network across the country, and the network is expected to reach up to ten million homes by 2012.

United Kingdom,BT Group (incl. EE),



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.