Just wondering if anyone had thoughts on pair bonding via FTTC?
It's used in a number of other countries, largely to extend the reach of the speeds as sold although in some cases purely to boost speed but Openreach have thusfar been quiet on the subject.
Especially for the Openreach bods, any ideas why Openreach haven't publicly looked at this solution yet?
With vectoring and phantom pair technology a couple of pairs would be more than a match downstream for Virgin's 120Mb service for many people and would leave anything Virgin can release any time soon in the dust for upstream capacity.
I'm wondering if there are regulations causing issues with it due to the lack of voice over FTTC and the requirement to allow operators to unbundle anything copper related, so Openreach taking a part of a loop and keeping it to bond with another loop would be a no-no.
The alternative is of course that it threatens Ethernet in the First Mile / leased line revenues hence CPs don't want it and Openreach won't offer it if they aren't asked for it.