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OTA2 update shows 5.91 million unbundled lines

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.

Comments

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.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 8 years ago

There's life in the old copper dog yet.. and Web 2.0 is the new IPv6 ;)

  • GMAN99
  • 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... http://www.cochrane.org.uk/opinion/articles/silicon/2006/07-09-2006.php

  • cyberdoyle
  • 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)

  • mikeblogs
  • over 8 years ago

Nope.. its not changed my mind. :)

  • GMAN99
  • 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 :(

  • Dixinormous
  • over 8 years ago

Here check this out: http://point-topic.com/content/dslanalysis/BBAtfq109.htm

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

  • Dixinormous
  • over 8 years ago

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