Paul Doyle, NGA Wholesale & Infrastructure Programme Director, explains how eircom Wholesale's open access NGA project will bring super fast broadband speeds direct to customers.
"All service providers are being offered the opportunity to participate in the NGA access program, in line with eircom Wholesale's commitment to ensure that NGA access is open and equivalent."– Paul Doyle
NGA: leveraging nationwide network reach
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.
Fibre Pilot network
Over 16,000 homes and businesses in Wexford and South County Dublin can now order ultra-Fast Fibre broadband.Visit the fibre pilot site
NGA Rollout – Industry Downloads
- Proposed IPM
- Proposed SLA
- Proposed Technical Handbook
- Reference Offers