VX Fiber Connected Britain Our Story 2021 - Flipbook - Page 39
4.1 Build: Future-Proofing Communities
A multi-gigabit city infrastructure
is customised to suit that city’s
unique requirements. It is essential that
Fibre Operators work collaboratively
with local authorities, landowners and
property developers, and that they
all adopt the best practice within the
current legal framework.
Once a citywide deployment begins, installation of the fibre
optic cables and connection of a city’s key sites progresses
at speed. With new deployment technology, this can
typically take as little as one to two years.
Priority would normally be given to connecting those
public sector and commercial sites with the most pressing
demand. This would include: council offices, libraries,
schools, emergency services, care homes, hospitals,
surgeries, and large enterprises. Once connected, a wave
of business connections follows – data centres, innovation
hubs, business parks and industrial estates – all of which
rely on data in any form for their commercial existence.
Ultimately, the full fibre network can function as a
backbone for deployment of fibre to individual properties,
providing subscriber access to ever-richer forms of digital
services and entertainment.
Once the first sites are connected, Service Providers can
begin offering services over the network, bringing new
applications, services and content to run over the nearinfinite capacity provided by the full fibre technology.
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