Physical Infrastructure Access

Physical Infrastructure Access

Our Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) portfolio lets you share our existing duct and pole infrastructure, within our access network. This enables you to deploy your own Next Generation Access (NGA) network, supporting Superfast and Ultrafast broadband connections and telephony services, for your customers.

PIA has two variants; Physical Infrastructure Access and Physical Infrastructure Access Plus.

Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA)

PIA is the principle product within our DPA portfolio and consists primarily of duct and pole sharing.

Duct Infrastructure

With the duct infrastructure product, BT grants a licence for you to install sub duct or cable in our access duct.

Pole Infrastructure

With the pole infrastructure product, BT grants you a licence for you to attach and maintain equipment on our existing owned poles. All work must be done in compliance with specified engineering rules and health and safety standards but it is a much more critical requirement for poles.

Key benefits of PIA:

  • National availability: Our infrastructure covers the length and breadth of the country enabling Communications Providers (CPs) to choose the geographies that best suit their network roll out plans.
  • Save time: As our infrastructure already exists, CPs will be able to build and expand their fibre network in far quicker timescales than if building from scratch.

Physical Infrastructure Access Plus (PIAP)

Where BT has utilised public funding to enhance its existing infrastructure to roll out Superfast fibre broadband within a specific geographic location, CPs who are accessing the enhanced infrastructure and investing, building, managing and commercially exploiting competing NGA networks in the same area, can apply for an extension to the use of facilities installed under PIA to deliver non NGA services within that area.

PIA Plus will be subject to additional terms and conditions on application. These can be requested via your sales and relationship manager.

PIA Final Reference Offer

In line with Ofcom's 'Wholesale Local Access Market Review' final statement published on 28 March 2018, Openreach is required to publish a final reference offer for its Physical Infrastructure Access(PIA) product by 1st April 2019.This can be found at:

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