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    July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

    This is a discussion on July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; thinkbroadband :: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP Now that a full commercial launch date has been ...

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      July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      thinkbroadband :: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP
      Now that a full commercial launch date has been announced for the Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) product from Openreach we will hopefully see more retail providers offering the service. The launch date on 2nd July, follows on from trials of new speed variants.
      Our fibre forum regularly features people who know their area is earmarked for the FTTP service, but the roll-out has not been completed. With luck Openreach will use the full commercial launch to put more resources into rolling out the service to the 10-15% of premises in the UK that FTTP is earmarked for.

      While a lot of the coverage is focused on the fastest options that give 330 Mbps downstream, and 30 Mbps upstream, the availability of the slower 80 Mbps should help to ensure people can afford to buy the service

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      I think BTO tend to spread their resources too thinly. Their objective seems to be to be able to boast that they supply a faster service than Virgin. They would serve better using the millions they are devoting to FTTP home in upgrading more exchanges to FTTC. How many are going to be able to afford the full commercial cost of FTTH? In today's financial climate very few I think.

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      FTTP will be the way of the future. As is common with most technology things, prices will indeed drop and early adopters will be charged through the roof.

      The main issue at the present time, as I see it anyway, isn't so much the cost, but the already over stressed backhauls and servers.

      Adding a 330mb service will just push the BTW backhaul even further downhill and upset even more customers.

      It does seem that BTO are spending the money on the local units (i.e. cabinets, cable from the exchange to the cabinets) but I would hope that it is also being spent on upgrading the exchanges and the links between the exchanges and the servers.

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      It does seem that BTO are spending the money on the local units (i.e. cabinets, cable from the exchange to the cabinets) but I would hope that it is also being spent on upgrading the exchanges and the links between the exchanges and the servers.
      Have they announced any details on the logistics of how exactly people will get hooked up?

      I mean will it be a matter of individual premises signing up and then having their cables replaced individually from the cabinets? Seems like that approach would lead to an awful lot of unnecessary duplication. Or will the chosen areas already have some kind of kerbside fibre lines in place when the product gets offered?

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      The links provided in the article above don't give any information about how FTTP is to be installed in that level of detail.

      On the BTO Site, there is the following in their announcement:

      GEA-FTTP full commercial launch
      Please note that where applicable Excess Construction Charges will apply from the launch date.
      Perhaps someone who lives in an FTTP enabled area can shed a little more detail on this?

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      but the question is will this speed this 330 meg be available to customers on fttc or is that not possible

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      but the question is will this speed this 330 meg be available to customers on fttc or is that not possible
      Due to the copper wiring from the house to the fibre cabinet, it is not possible. This would have to be replaced with fibre to get the high speed.

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Due to the copper wiring from the house to the fibre cabinet, it is not possible. This would have to be replaced with fibre to get the high speed.
      very true, although FTTC is meant to be able to provide upto 200Mbps on a 30a profile (currently 17a), but you would need to be very close to the street cab to achieve this and have a very good line and it would be even more susceptible to interference then 17a due to the higher frequency used
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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      It is hard to keep up with all these changes at the moment. Certainly it will be interesting to see when, rather than if, Sky will launch an FTTP based product.

      I think they have severally under estimated the demand for SFU and SFUP will most certainly take off as it is rolled out now.

      Sadly the time that it takes for FTTP to be installed is quite significant. I don't know if the times have improved, but initially BTO were taking an average of 7 hours per property.

      The thing is I don't recall cable ever taking that long, and they are installing cable in new ducts to new properties. Sure there is the damage to various existing ducts, but much of the BTO cabling in draped over Telegraph poles.

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      Re: July 2nd announced as launch date for Openreach FTTP

      while 330 meg is nice I cant see many opting for it yet

     

     
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