The nation is currently in the process of shifting towards Digital Britain. Set by the government, this ambitious and challenging project aims to overhaul the UK’s communications infrastructure with the connection of ‘full fibre’. The target is for 15 million premises to be connected by 2025, with full coverage scheduled for 2033. 

What is full fibre?

Full fibre describes an internet connection that is entirely served by a fibre optic cable running from the exchange all the way to your home or office. This is also known as Fibre to the Premises, or FTTP.

The amount of data we’re consuming is rising at an incredibly fast rate and planning for full fibre is critical in order to future proof our digital infrastructure. The project will see all traditional copper cables replaced with fibre optic cabling, ensuring everyone has the benefit of ultrafast, ultrareliable internet speeds at a more cost-effective rate. Investment in the project is vital for our economy and growth and it’s important that the government, industry and regulators pull together to achieve the targets set.

Paving the way for new technologies

As a key enabler of 5G, full fibre will not only transform the way we live our lives but also how we do business by ensuring slow broadband speeds are a thing of the past. It will also enable a greater exploration of the development of new technologies like virtual and augmented reality, as well as being a driver for the Internet of Things including things like automation, driverless cars, e-health applications and much more.

All of this relies on the greater capacity, reliability and consistency of service that full fibre will delivery. If you’re interested in full fibre for your business, get in touch to find out whether it’s available in your area yet.