3Backhaul, core network and Service Provider interconnect The Broadband JourneyHomes / BusinessesExchangeCabinetCopper – DSL Up to 8Mbit/sCopperBackhaul, core network and Service Provider interconnect1st GenerationCopper – next generation Up to 24Mbit/sCopperFibre to the cabinet Up to 80Mbit/swith improved upstream ratesFibreCopperNext GenerationFibre to the premise Up to 300Mbit/s with improved upstream ratesFibreAll provided on an ‘open access’ basis3
5Invested in Northern Ireland >£50mInvested in Northern IrelandIn the past number of years BT has invested £30 million in its partnership with the Northern Ireland Government for the Next Generation Broadband Project.
6Northern Ireland’s Next Generation Fibre Broadband Journey Mar 2009Dec 2009- Mar 2011Jan 2011Jan 2011Feb 2011BT announces NGB fibre investment, as part of £2.5bn UK-wide projectDETI & BT roll out Next Generation Broadband Project (£51M)Fibre contract awarded throughNI Broadband FundInvestment inUK City ofCulture 2013BT acceleratesits NI rollout ofNGB Fibre, aspart of £2.5bn UK wide projectBalmoral, Newtownards, Bangor, and Lisburn become the first locations passed by Fibre programme(279 cabinets)100% of cabinetsfibre-enabled in Derry City (110 cabinets)90% of Northern Ireland premises connected to a fibre cabinet by March 2012(783 cabinets)1,265 cabinets across 169 exchange areas by April 2011Additional23 cabinets in rural areas
7Currently Northern Ireland exceeds coverage of major European incumbent fibre deployments 0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%NorthernIrelandBelgiumSwitzerlandGermanyFranceUKNetherlandsAustriaItaly% of total premisesN.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 asecond line in NI are low enough for a like-for-like comparison
8By end of 2015, WITHOUT any further expansion NI will continue to exceed coverage of major European incumbent fibre deployments0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%NorthernIrelandSwitzerlandBelgiumGermanyGreatItalyFranceNetherlandsAustria% of total premisesBritainN.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 asecond line in NI are low enough for a like-for-like comparison
990%Now, over 90% of all premises in Northern Ireland are connected to a fibre cabinet offering download speeds of up to 80Mb and upload speeds of up to 20Mb.This places NI at the forefront of fibre broadband roll-out in Europe
11Over 3,500km of fibre was installed predominantly in rural areas. 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.Fibre broadband has been rolled out extensively in rural areas. In fact, two thirds of the funds for the DETI Next Generation Broadband Project were for the provision of broadband in rural areas.
13Highest fibre availability Highest fibre uptake Highest average download speedsOver 90% of premises are connected to a fibre-enabled cabinetMore than 114,000 premises are already using the high speed service, with residents and businesses in urban and rural areas seeing the benefits that fibre broadband can bring.A number of exchanges in Northern Ireland are in the Top 10 exchanges in UK with highest uptake of fibre broadband!1 in 8 new fibre orders in UK are in NI – (12.5 %)According to Ofcom, average download speeds1 in Northern Ireland have increased from 6.3 Mbits/s a year ago to 14.4 Mbit/s. This compares to the UK average of 12.7 Mbit/s.
14Jonathan Rose, Director of Ofcom Northern Ireland “A telecommunications infrastructure that is the envy of many other countries”This achievement places Northern Ireland ahead of most European countries in terms of fibre broadband availability.Jonathan Rose, Director of Ofcom Northern Ireland
15How to get fibre broadband? The network is open accessCheck availability on nibroadband.comCurrently 25 internet service providersCurrently 25 internet service providers are using the fibre optic network to sell directly to their own customers in NI.This brings choice and competition.
17Why can’t I get fibre broadband? A distance dependent technologyFibre broadband is available up to approx. 2km from a fibre enabled cabinetTechnical ReasonsCommercial ReasonsThey are too far from a fibre-enabled cabinet (over 2km from cabinet)They are connected directly to the exchange and not via fibre-enabled cabinetTo date, it is not commercially viable to fibre-enable their cabinet
18What can I do about it? Speak to your CP Speak to your Lobby DETI local MLALobby DETI
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