Monday 17 September 2018 11:50 am

City leads London full fibre rollout league table

The City is leading the way for the number of premises in London which are now equipped with quick full fibre broadband connections, according to new analysis. 

In the City, a third of premises now benefit from the technology, which allows businesses and residents to enjoy speeds of up to 1Gbps – over 22 times faster than the national average. 

The square mile is also streaks ahead of the rest of the nation, as the national average for full fibre coverage is just 4.06 per cent. 

Analysis of Think Broadband data by Hyperoptic, exclusively seen by City A.M., also showed other London areas were rapidly moving forward with the rollout of full fibre. 

Overall, London has an average of 7.33 per cent full fibre coverage. Tower Hamlets was the second area on the London full fibre league table, with 31.6 per cent of premises, followed by Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, and the City of Westminster. 

Languishing at the bottom were Bromley, Enfield and Bexley. 

Steve Holford, chief customer officer at Hyperoptic, said:

London may be a leading city for commerce, but it hasn’t always fared well with its connectivity. Moreover, for the last decade, businesses and residents have been subjected to a broadband postcode lottery, with many developments in the heart of the city not even having access to part fibre infrastructure. 

We have and will continue to invest heavily in extending our full fibre network across London. Moving from a ‘part’ fibre broadband connection to ‘full’ fibre is transformative for London’s residents and businesses. 

Full fibre broadband league table

Area Rank Per cent of premises covered
City of London 1 33.2
Tower Hamlets 2 31.6
Waltham Forest 3 22.3
Wandsworth  4 20.2
City of Westminster 5 18
Newham 6 15
Lewisham 7 14.3
Southwark 8 13.9
Greenwich 9 11.6
Hammersmith and Fulham 10 10.3
Lambeth 11 7.6
Hackney 12 7.4
Islington 13 6.2
Redbridge 14 5.9
Brent 15 5.5
Hounslow 16 5
Barking and Dagenham 17 4.9
Kensington and Chelsea 18 4.8
Barnet 19 4.6
Croydon  20 4.6
Ealing 21 4.2
Camden 22 3.3
Havering 23 2.5
Haringey 24 2.1
Harrow 25 2.1
Hillingdon 26 2
Richmond upon Thames 27 1.5
Merton 28 1.3
Sutton 29 1.2
Kingston upon Thames 30 1.1
Bexley 31 1
Enfield 32 1
Bromley 33 0.4