19/07/2007

BT feels the need for 50Mb speed | The Register

BT feels the need for 50Mb speed | The Register

BT have said they are considering putting equipment in the street cabinets, though it will be a costly business.

There will also be huge problems as then it's likely BT will have to unbundle the sub-loops (as the copper is known between the street cabinet and the home) as well as already having to unbundle the local loop (allowing 3rd parties to put kit in the exchange).

The unbundling stems from an EU directive which mandates unbundling of the local or sub loops.

If BT has to allow 3rd parties to put kit in their street cabinets it will open a huge can of worms. Maybe they'll be allowed to run the infrastructure, but open it to 3rd parties.

Though speeds of 50Mb/s are quoted, VDSL2/2+ actually allows speeds of up to 100Mb/s which is common in various Asian countries.
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