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Standard User Timalay
(committed) Sat 08-Oct-11 22:00:55
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BT FTTP question


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How are bt going to implement their FTTP services. Are they going to replace the wiring on the telephone phone poles, or they going to be doing under the road?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 08-Oct-11 22:20:35
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There are two ways they are using.

Most have the broadband on fibre and the phone on the existing copper. Some are having the fibre carry both phone and broadband, so on existing places the copper becomes redundant, and on new builds there isn't any copper going there.

So the answer is, "it depends".

Which isn't much help frown.

Tell us more about why you are asking, and your location if it is an FTTP area, and someone may have more specific information.

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Standard User Timalay
(committed) Sun 09-Oct-11 09:33:25
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I was just wondering that's all. I'm not FTTP or anything.


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Standard User New_Londoner
(member) Sun 09-Oct-11 14:44:41
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As far as I know, in areas with existing buildings etc, the fibre will effectively mirror the existing copper lines, going overhead if the copper telephone lines do, otherwise underground. I assume in new build sites the fibre would normally go underground in ducts to avoid the need to install poles.

IIRC It will not replace the existing copper for now as Ofcom are still looking at issues like in-home battery back-up in the event of a mains power outage to ensure emergency calls etc can be made.

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Standard User Timalay
(committed) Sun 09-Oct-11 21:08:32
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ok thanks.
Standard User chrisadsl
(regular) Sun 09-Oct-11 22:08:13
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In reply to a post by New_Londoner:
As far as I know, in areas with existing buildings etc, the fibre will effectively mirror the existing copper lines, going overhead if the copper telephone lines do, otherwise underground. I assume in new build sites the fibre would normally go underground in ducts to avoid the need to install poles.

IIRC It will not replace the existing copper for now as Ofcom are still looking at issues like in-home battery back-up in the event of a mains power outage to ensure emergency calls etc can be made.


Is the actual roll-out of splitters/DPs in manholes likely to be done according to demand, i.e. if no-one attached to a cab registers on the Infinity site then they won't rush to supply it?
Standard User vivaciti
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 10-Oct-11 20:11:38
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It's not only BT Retail that will be selling it!

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Standard User bgriffiths
(member) Wed 12-Oct-11 10:09:22
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Yes, but despite what one might think of their front line CS or traffic throttling, it's going to be difficult to resist BT on price...

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Standard User knighton
(learned) Wed 12-Oct-11 11:19:19
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I presume that the BT FTTP 'rollout' will remain limited to certain areas for the time being?

I recognise that other Telecomms providers could embark on this but will not.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 12-Oct-11 11:33:02
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Limited yes, due to the time it takes to put the fibre in the ground.

So six areas of UK for now, increasing to 12. Timescales have slipped a little.

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