OFCOM have published a consultation on their proposed cost modelling approaches for Fibre access networks (NGA) ready for the next Wholesale local access market review.
This sounds very dry but could have a major effect on the future BB technologies used in the access networks.
They are basing the models on the costs of FTTC networks only and will use these if they decide BT has SMP in the fibre acess sector, ( Highly likely on their record), to set Charge controls on BTs Fibre access products.
There is a risk that if they do this that BT will have no way of recovering the higher costs of FTTP network rollouts and this may consequentially reduce the scale of Future FTTP rollouts.
This may also affect the competiveness of alternative Fibre access networks in areas where they are in competition with BT.
The document is available for anyone to comment on but the suggested modelling is complex. There are only two questions to answer
All the documents are available from the OFCOM site