My view is that DIY planners have underestimated what 53 is serving. Understandable if you have no idea and are just guessing,
Luckily, unlike Haywards Heath, I hear Virgin are deployed in Leeds and really should be capitalising on this missed opportunity.
Understood. How about the commercial modelling unit head, who I presume would not be considered a 'DIY planner' but said the cabinet doesn't pass enough properties and should've been excluded from deployment?
This cabinet was planned in for phase 5b and should, barring issues, have been completed a considerable time ago. For some reason the planning application didn't go in until earlier this year.
The question remains, if there's such a big underestimate why a Huawei 96 when uptake is predicted as being good and these are usually reserved for cabled areas?
While I appreciate your local knowledge I don't appreciate so much the 'DIY planners' thing, the 'DIY planners' have spoken extensively to the 'real planners' none of whom have been able to give any real answers nor contradicted anything the 'DIY planners' said. I'm not going to for a second pretend to know all the answers but I've given my moderately educated guesses to the people who should and they've not argued.
I know the fibre spine route around the Leeds cabinet and I also found out how out of kilter the BT records they made the original decision on were - they made the deployment decision in 2009, the cabinet has more than doubled in homes passed since.
Virgin Media have looked at the area and supplied full costings. Unfortunately their existing network is too far away to make the operation viable. They would, obviously have a massive amount more civils to do to serve the area which would take the costs over their limit per home.
EDIT: Here just FYI is the 'DIY Planners' estimate of what 53 passes. http://goo.gl/maps/SMld9
All corrections are welcome. If you can tell us what the various sections of Openreach themselves including the people who would've made the decision couldn't that'd be amazing, I can stop burning my time up on this and get on with other things.
Edited by Ignitionnet (Sun 04-Nov-12 10:28:03)