For anyone that hasn't seen the blog article A peek at the future world of Openreach FTTP
Interesting article thanks, I have the following questions:
1. I assume fusion splices are still required at the splitter node & the fibre presentation inside the customers premises?
2. Are the connectorised cables running from the DP to the SPN really much of a benefit duct space-wise? ISTR the latest BFTs are quite a bit thinner now.
The biggest problem with FTTP is probably blocked ducts where the drop cables are underground, and connectorisation isn't going to help with this, which is why G.Fast to the DP may well be the preferred deployment method for ultrafast over FTTP in areas with underground ducts (when they start to look beyond G.Fast from the fibre cab).
With connectorisation there may well be a case for FTTP rather than G.Fast for overhead drop areas (particularly in areas of low housing density) the main disadvantage of G.Fast being the requirement to power the nodes. Perhaps if they get reverse power working to a satisfactory degree this might change.