Edit: Beaten to it!
In almost all cases, a DSLAM cabinet is required.
The rare (so far) exceptions are when a combined cabinet is installed, although if there is a perfectly good PCP ("normal" street cab) existing, then FTTC will just require a DSLAM cabinet connected to it. There has also been some talk about fibre to the remote node recently, although A) this isn't FTTC and B) there is still essentially a DSLAM involved somewhere, just not a traditional street cabinet.
So the answer is yes, for FTTC there will need to be a "twin" DSLAM for your existing PCP.
Edited by gazzyk1ns (Mon 12-Jan-15 08:46:29)