Peter Bell | Fibre CIO
Openreach

Peter Bell, Fibre CIO, Openreach

After receiving a doctorate in Mathematics at Newcastle University, Peter embarked on a career in telecommunications. He has worked for BT for just over 23 years, during which time he has had a major influence on all of BT’s deployments of Broadband. 

Peter designed and developed BT’s ADSL and ADSL2+ network deployments, which culminated in the extensive take up of service across the whole of the UK. 

Peter was instrumental in the successful rollout of the Openreach Next Generation Access network (both VDSL and PON) and led the design and development of this platform from its inception. 

Currently, he is part of the thought leadership team driving the strategy, design and development and implementation of BT’s fourth generation Broadband access technology, G.fast. In addition, he leads the team who monitor, manage and operate Openreach’s Next Generation Access platform.

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