The United Kingdom is currently pushing towards achieving two ambitious goals: rolling out gigabit-enabled broadband to 85% of UK premises by the end of 2025 and achieving Net Zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. To accomplish these targets, there has been an increased emphasis on the deployment of fibre networks. However, this task is not without its challenges, particularly in rural areas where relying on existing or reusable underground civil engineering can be difficult.

In these geographically challenging areas, aerial deployment—using three-times less CAPEX and offering 75% faster execution speeds—proves to be a more practical option. That said, there are certain provisions tied to the Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) and legal constraints that must be met. Consequently, delivering gigabit broadband to rural areas can be a puzzle that needs solving, as pointed out by Pelhate.

This is where ACOME’s Nanomodule® technology comes to the fore, offering a solution to help build practical and sustainable fibre-to-the-premise networks. Already PIA approved in the UK, ACOME’s Nanomodule®-based ultra-lightweight cables bring various benefits to the table:

– Reducing Total Cost of Ownership by more than a third
– Enhancing long-term reliability
– Saving greenhouse gas emissions of up to one ton of CO2 equivalent every two miles

ACOME’s innovative Nanomodule technology is a game-changer, significantly lowering fibre deployment costs and helping the UK reach its gigabit broadband and environmental goals. You can learn more about ACOME’s Nanomodule technology and its impact on fibre deployment by watching the full interview linked below.

To gain further insight into the creation of full fibre Britain, join ACOME and the UK’s telecommunications ecosystem at Connected Britain, the largest digital economy event in the UK.

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