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As Openreach rolls out fiber, EXFO lands monitoring deal

January 7, 2021

EXFO will supply optical test heads and test access switching for Openreach’s Full Fibre initiative in the U.K., under which the network provider has committed to building out millions of new fiber-to-the-premise locations to expand broadband access.

In the short term, Openreach has promised to build out fiber to around 4.5 million premises by the end of March. In the longer term, it expects to have 20 million homes passed with FTTP by the mid-to late 2020s, depending on investment conditions. The company says it is currently building out at a rate of adding 40,000 homes and businesses every week.

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