No. Openreach are still expanding FTTC with new cabinets.
Sometimes cabinets schemes fall at the final costs hurdle and are shelved
I totally agree, there is a cabinet on our exchange that was suppose to go live back in July, and was all on track but due to it being placed in an unsuitable location it have to be removed and re-surveyed and they are once again installing the cabinet in a different location that is more suitable.
So yes, there can be issues when installing cabinets, so do get shelved for a little while, but BT are still defiantly installing FTTC cabinets.
Also where its such a huge job, it is very easy for BT to forget and loose track what has and hasn't been done, and sometimes they need to be politely reminded of this.