14/06/2005

ADSLguide: News Archive

ADSLguide: News Archive

Marconi are claiming a rival telco may beat BT at their own game and have an IP only network 1st.

This may well be true, THUS already has a complete IP core, and surely others do too. Unfortunately it's a meaningless comment. BT has 5,600 digital local exchanges in the UK and when they roll-out their 21CN then all of them (or at least anyone that is a real DLE) will be IP enabled. None of the LLU entrants is going into anywhere near this number, most for 3-400, Wanadoo maybe 1000. That's still under a 5th of BT's roll-out.

So until someone has an IP core and unbundles ALL the DLE's, BT still don't have any real competition.
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