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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 25-Apr-13 22:11:40
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No More Openreach FTTP, Just FTTC/PoD


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Totally expected but now official - Openreach are not deploying any further FTTP.

Actually perhaps not totally expected given a couple of news stories I read with quotes from 'experts' mentioning the Openreach 5-10% of the UK figure, but I'm sure most in areas where FTTP was scheduled but not deployed were expecting it.

Missing from some more BT friendly news outlets, presumably their writers are looking for ways to put more positive spins on this news.

So if you were expecting FTTP and don't already have it start saving up for FTTP on Demand or take FTTC! Commercial rollout to be completed by spring 2014 so all outside of BDUK intervention areas should be good to go by then.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Apr-13 22:29:50
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Not sure I ever expected that 25% of commercial rollout would be fttp

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Apr-13 22:38:38
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Re: No More Openreach FTTP, Just FTTC/PoD


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Neither the linked story nor the one it depends on say that Openreach is stopping the rollout of FTTP.

Both merely state that the original target has been abandoned.

One mentions that the target was 2.5 million lines (10% of UK, or 15% of the commercial rollout), while the other talks of a 25% target.

Neither state what makes them think the target has been abandoned, and we don't get an absolute statement from Openreach either - just a passive "it wasn't really a target anyway" statement.

(Personally, I did see one of the sets of slides from BT Wholesale, possibly the ISP forum, stating that FTTP was going to refocus on "strategic" fibre - which I think means new home developments)

Then there is a further indication that FTTP is still being included in BDUK projects. Which is hard to tell, because most are still being planned. A few have released plans, and as of right now, still include villages that are due to turn entirely FTTP.

So FTTP isn't dead. But we don't have a clue what is happening to it.

Edit: But I have to say, the news doesn't surprise me.

Edited by WWWombat (Thu 25-Apr-13 22:40:08)


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Apr-13 22:46:17
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Re: No More Openreach FTTP, Just FTTC/PoD


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Maybe it is more a realisation that in the commercial roll out not many areas have been announced on top of what people new for some time

I will try to see if there is any commitment to still roll out in places where checker says FTTP but build not finished

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Apr-13 22:51:05
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Yes - it'll be a good thing to find out where this leaves all the current announcements, as well as the strategy.

I guess we've seen it coming, with a few people reporting changes in the DSL-Checker, or that the NGA-email-helpdesk has reported a shift to FTTC.
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 26-Apr-13 00:42:42
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they used 90% of the FTTP budget on rural cornwall? smile

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 26-Apr-13 00:55:31
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whats the urban vs rural stats on commerically rolled out FTTP? rural seems a clear winner.

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 26-Apr-13 02:04:09
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No idea, but I think I agree.

I'm keeping half an eye on their FOX exploits.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 26-Apr-13 09:36:25
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I doubt that, more FTTP in the rest of the country than cornwall

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 26-Apr-13 12:58:06
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yep as I am also including the community funded projects.

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