British pure fibre provider Hyperoptic has announced that it plans to invest GBP200 million (USD260 million) in 2022 on expanding its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. In a press release, the operator said the investment will see it connect ‘all types of buildings, including terraced houses, maisonettes, converted houses and detached properties’, after it had initially focused on connecting multi-dwelling units, such as large blocks of flats. According to the operator, as it has scaled, so it has evolved its business model to service smaller sites, as well as new build housing developments.
Hyperoptic also confirmed that its full fibre infrastructure now passes more than 825,000 homes and businesses across the UK, having carried out deployments ‘across Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith, Kensington in West London and Poplar, Wapping, Canary Wharf in East London, as well as Manchester city centre and Edinburgh’. Further, the operator said it is ‘actively rolling out’ in Maida Vale, St John’s Wood, North Kensington, Notting Hill, Shoreditch, Southwark, Bermondsey, Brixton, Liverpool city centre and Glasgow.
Looking ahead, planning is reported to have been completed for Hyperoptic’s rollout plans in other London locations, including Fulham, Pimlico, Willesden Green, Holloway, Hackney, Balham and Clapham. Future plans are also said to be ‘well progressed’ in locations including Peckham, Surrey Quays, Catford, Walthamstow and Islington. Hyperoptic ultimately aims to pass two million premises with its infrastructure by the end of 2023.