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1 Northern Irelands Superfast Platform Stephen Mullan

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3 Backhaul, core network and Service Provider interconnect Copper – next generation Up to 24Mbit/s Fibre to the cabinet Up to 80Mbit/s with improved upstream rates Fibre to the premise Up to 300Mbit/s with improved upstream rates CopperFibre Cabinet Copper Copper – DSL Up to 8Mbit/s Homes / Businesses Exchange Next Generation 1st Generation Copper All provided on an open access basis The Broadband Journey

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5 >£50m Invested in Northern Ireland

6 Mar 2009 Dec Mar 2011 Dec Mar 2011 Jan 2011 Northern Irelands Next Generation Fibre Broadband Journey Balmoral, Newtownards, Bangor, and Lisburn become the first locations passed by Fibre programme (279 cabinets) 100% of cabinets fibre-enabled in Derry City (110 cabinets) 1,265 cabinets across 169 exchange areas by April 2011 Additional 23 cabinets in rural areas Feb 2011 DETI & BT roll out Next Generation Broadband Project (£51M) BT announces NGB fibre investment, as part of £2.5bn UK-wide project Fibre contract awarded through NI Broadband Fund Investment in UK City of Culture 2013 BT accelerates its NI rollout of NGB Fibre, as part of £2.5bn UK wide project 90% of Northern Ireland premises connected to a fibre cabinet by March 2012 (783 cabinets)

7 Currently Northern Ireland exceeds coverage of major European incumbent fibre deployments N.B. Figures used for other countries are for HHs passed and end 2012 whilst NI figure is lines passed, by March 2012 however, households with a second line in NI are low enough for a like-for-like comparison 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Northern Ireland BelgiumSwitzerlandGermanyFranceUKNetherlandsAustriaItaly % of total premises

8 By end of 2015, WITHOUT any further expansion NI will continue to exceed coverage of major European incumbent fibre deployments N.B. Figures used for other countries are for HHs passed and end 2012 whilst NI figure is lines passed, by March 2012 however, households with a second line in NI are low enough for a like-for-like comparison 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Northern Ireland SwitzerlandBelgiumGermanyGreatItalyFranceNetherlandsAustria % of total premises Britain

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10 Can Rural Areas get Fibre?

11 Over 70% of new fibre cabinets provided as part of the DETI project were in rural locations. Over 3,500km of fibre was installed predominantly in rural areas.

12 Leading the way in the UK

13 Highest fibre availability Highest fibre uptake Highest average download speeds

14 A telecommunications infrastructure that is the envy of many other countries Jonathan Rose, Director of Ofcom Northern Ireland

15 How to get fibre broadband? The network is open access Check availability on nibroadband.com Currently 25 internet service providers

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17 Why cant I get fibre broadband? A distance dependent technology Fibre broadband is available up to approx. 2km from a fibre enabled cabinet

18 What can I do about it? Lobby DETI Speak to your CP Speak to your local MLA

19 follow us on Twitter Northern Irelands source of information and news about fibre broadband


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