Eircom Next Generation Access BroadbandClient: KN Network Services
Apr 2012 – Ongoing

Degree of works: Provision of fibre optics to the cabinet in ROI for superfast broadband

Project: What is Eircom NGA Broadband?
The Next Generation Access (NGA) program builds upon eircom’s National Core Fibre Network, and Next Generation Core Rollout, to bring fibre closer to customer premises predominantly through the use of Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology.

The NGA program is the final and key step in enabling Service Providers to offer superfast fibre broadband to consumers and businesses across the country, replacing lower capacity copper access.

The NGA programme is made up of five phases in the Republic’s 26 counties. The targeted completion date for first 500,000 premises is mid 2013, with 1 million premises expected to be completed by December 2014. The network build is well under way with over 475,000 premises passed to date.

The Wholesale NGA products that will enable Service Providers to offer initial broadband speeds of up to 70Mb per second will launch in early 2013. In time the NGA network will support speeds of over 100Mbps.