February 2006 sees the UK break the 300,000 LLU line mark
The Telecommunications Adjudicator has published his summary report for February 2006, and it shows the growth in unbundled lines appears to be continuing. The UK has now over 300,000 unbundled lines, and more than 15,000 are being added each week. At that rate by the end of 2006, there may be close to one million unbundled lines in the UK.
While the figures look good, there are still some concerns, one issue raised in this months report is issues surrounding the delivery of LLU backhaul circuits. In short the network connection that links the providers DSLAM at the exchange into their existing fibre network, is the area where the focus is currently. As usual the full report can be found at www.offta.org.uk.