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OTA2 update shows 5.91 million unbundled lines
Friday 05 June 2009 12:51:28 by John Hunt

A brief update this month from the Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator (OTA2) on the broadband front. The end of May 2009 saw 5.91 million unbundled lines which should see us through the 6 million mark in July if current trends continue. 4.25 million of these lines will fall under TalkTalk with the acquisition of Tiscali boosting their total to become the largest unbundled network operator. There are now 5.87million WLR lines in operation.

The Key Performance Indicators for LLU and WLR processes can be found on the OTA2 website.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 8 years ago
and slowly the copper will fall over as more people use web 2.0 - great news if we only wanted web 1 access, but times are sure a changing. More throttling, more capping to come.
Posted by GMAN99 over 8 years ago
There's life in the old copper dog yet.. and Web 2.0 is the new IPv6 ;)
Posted by cyberdoyle over 8 years ago
not a lot of life left in it unless you live on top of an exchange, read this and see if you don't change your mind...
Posted by mikeblogs over 8 years ago
If we forced ourselves to put an indicative price against each option we could have a better conversation.
ADSL £15-£30 pm
FTTC (Docsus3 - £40-£50 pm - (just more bandwidth)
FTTH £80 - £100 pm (includes phone + some TV)

(Its needs a peak hour assured bandwidth)

That's unless the 3G heist money is re-invested so prices could stay where they are! (ish)
Posted by GMAN99 over 8 years ago
Nope.. its not changed my mind. :)
Posted by Dixinormous over 8 years ago
Interesting, my DOCSIS (no idea what DOCSUS is) 3 based FTTN service is 35GBP/mth.

Why would FTTH be so much more expensive? You are aware it has cheaper operating costs, and if you look elsewhere there is no evidence of fibre being so much more expensive as you suggest.

All that said with BT's prices in Ebbsfleet if they get to have their way I could be wrong :(
Posted by Dixinormous over 8 years ago
Here check this out:

Marginal price difference between the three overall with fibre easily cheapest per Mbps worldwide.
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