Fibre rollouts are continuing throughout the world, in spite of setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But with a wide range of lofty targets to meet, which operators are faring best at developing their networks during this trying time? Keep up to date with the global fibre rollout here

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June 15th

 • KCOM‘s new £30 million funding package will see thousands of homes in Yorkshire can access to superfast broadband

 Regulation changes by the UK government could make it easier for telcos to share their infrastructure, as well as making use of the country’s passive utilities infrastructure, like gas, water, and sewerage networks, for their broadband rollouts

June 14th

• CityFibre has begun its FTTH broadband rollout in Inverness


June 12th

• OpenReach says the city of Salisbury is now ‘fully fibred’


June 8th

• CityFibre has started its FTTH rollout in Derby and also in Leicester


June 4th

The city of York is seeing a number of TalkTalk job losses, likely as a result of the sale of FibreNation


June 3rd

• Openreach has won the contract for Phase 3 of the ‘Better Broadband for Suffolk’ project


June 2nd

• Voneus switches on superfast broadband in Somerset villages of Wanstrow and Batcombe


June 1st

American infrastructure fund Alinda is reportedly set to purchase the UK’s student-focussed altnet Glide for £200 million

North Yorkshire County Council is looking for a service provider for Phase 4 of its Superfast North Yorkshire project, providing broadband to homes and businesses in the area


May 21st

•  Broadway Partners have announced their plan to deliver their gigabit-capable fibre network to half a million homes by the end of 2022

• Openreach to deploy Nokia’s PON solutions for their fibre broadband network


May 20th


• Manx Telecom granted £10 million by government to complete fibre rollout on the Isle of Man

• WhiteFibre’s FTTH network has reached 20,000 homes on the Isle of Wight, as well as securing an additional £50 million to complete the project

• Gigaclear, working in partnership with Superfast Northamptonshire and Building Digital UK, have reached the milestone of 10,000 homes connected to their broadband network in Northamptonshire


May 19th


• OMERS and EQT Infrastructure complete their acquisition of German fibre company Deutsche Glasfaser

• Voneus appoints Mike Quinn to lead its UK FTTP project, which last year received £30 million from Macquarie Capital

• Sunrise Communications and Iliad’s Salt have partnered for a $3 billion joint venture for FTTH, hoping to take on Swisscom


May 18th


• Openreach to slowly begin in-home work again, including FTTH installation, following the gradual relaxation of UK quarantine measures


May 15th


• BT reportedly in talks to sell off Openreach to raise £20 billion as it announces a £12 billion FTTP extension project