New equipment for installing ultrafast broadband in newly built homes
December Openreach launched brand new equipment for installation of ultrafast
broadband in newly built homes. Our new ‘1+1 solution’ offers several
improvements over our current equipment. Both the Optical Network Terminating
(ONT) equipment that connects our ultrafast network to people’s premises and
its Battery Backup (BBU) are reduced in size.
smaller boxes now sit in a single enclosed unit, with the wiring connecting
each box together hidden neatly out of sight. The enclosure is fixed to the
wall with two screws, reducing the amount of work needed to mount the
equipment. To aid quick troubleshooting, the diagnostic LEDs are visible on the
front of the enclosure, so the homeowner doesn’t have to open it to check it’s
working, or diagnose a problem.
you are part of our developer self-install program you will be able to install
this new equipment yourself. You will start to see the new equipment appear on
site as it is rolled out within the next few months. Further information about
this new solution is available in our factsheet. Our developer handbooks and
self-install video will also be updated soon to reflect this new solution.