network need-to-know


As part of our commitment to build a full fibre network that’s fit for the future, working with our build partner Virgin Media O2, we have designed the core architecture with resilience, accessibility and longevity in mind.

Here’s what you need to know about our approach to network architecture:

  • Full XGS-PON technology set, capable of symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps
  • Stable and secure supply chain from edge to core – we don’t procure services or equipment from high-risk vendors
  • Highly scalable platform with generous capacity provision from access to core built at the outset, underpinned by a suite of network monitoring tools
  • Key network consolidation points are dual-homed whenever possible, and active equipment has redundancy mechanisms built-in
  • Network design locates last distribution point at property curtilage or nearest served pole for ease of subsequent customer provisioning, with a weighted average of 50m for drop-cable connections into premises

At nexfibre, we’re proud to insist on great build quality and accurate inventory across our network

Our in-house audit team personally visit every build as part of service acceptance, conducting a thorough inspection including:

  • Reinstatement condition
  • Suitability of cabinet locations
  • Cabinet build condition, including environmental protections and labelling
  • Fibre routing and management
  • Adherence to BTOR specifications on PIA
  • Validation of fibre-testing results and pass criteria
  • Cross-checking of physical build with Inventory records