Do Hyperoptic put fibre in the ground these days
They keep on getting mentioned as competitors to the incumbent networks but all they used to do was buy Openreach tails and wire up MDUs. Has that changed?
10 posts • joined 15 Jan 2012
I'm always surprised at all the press Hyperoptic get. They have shoveled millions down a big hole and never made anything back. I wonder what more nimble operators might have made of that cash pile. Journalists, meanwhile, slavishly report their 'disruptor' credentials and breathlessly mention them in the same breath as CityFibre and Gigaclear (who genuinely are making a difference) while all they do is re-sell Openreach fibre.
VERY disappointed that there are two models - a 'European' one and an 'American' one - with different spectrum cover in each model. A premium product like this should have the ability to be used in the widest possible number of places and it doesn't. Was excited when the new model was announced and so let down when the the specs were finally released.
While civil works and wayleave agreements do hold up a significant proportion of fibre provisions, this explains rather than excuses the delays.
Openreach's management of civil works is inadequate. In practice, they issue the jobs and wash their hands of the process, leaving their contractors to run rings around them.
Their wayleaves department generally tends to perform in line with the amount of resources it is allocated.
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