Cable / Telecom News

EXFO partners with Openreach for Full Fibre initiative


LONDON, UK — Quebec City-based telecom testing and monitoring solution provider EXFO announced Thursday it’s collaborating with Openreach, the British Telecom division which ensures equal access for competing providers to BT’s local networks and which was created through an agreement with telecom regulator Ofcom, on a major full-fibre initiative. As part its Fibre First program, Openreach has committed to bringing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) access to 20 million U.K. homes by the mid- to late 2020s, with a commitment to build out this new digital infrastructure to 4.5 million premises by the end of March 2021. Openreach has awarded EXFO a contract...