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noemont
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Message 1 of 8

You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

FTTP on Demand is not coming back. That's what Openreach people are saying.

 

Openreach are so understaffed orders took years to complete.

 

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SuperSajuuk
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Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

Source? We already knew that FTTPoD orders were suspended because of the excessive costs needed for the service, but it would be nice to have a source for this claim that FTTPoD is gone (and not a word of mouth, but an actual report on the internet that is confirmed).

 

WBC FTTP still seems to be around and will probably continue to be rolled out in stages to those people who are not getting FTTC.

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hippey
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Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

FTTPoD was always going to run into cost issues, where as large scale FTTP areas are much cheaper to provide. In many cases the infrastructure was almost there prior to roll out. In other FTTP areas some work had to be done but with oD it was always a case of potentially high costs from the off. 

noemont
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Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

The fact is that all BT connections will, by 2030, need to be FTTP, and the copper network is expected to be switched off by then (because it'll be useless for providing the required symmetric speeds).

 

If we're building new high-speed rail lines to meet future demand - running some fibre a few hundred metres (on average) to each house in the UK doesn't seem impossible - it's only about 4,000 connections a day between 2016 and 2030. Spain are doing 5,000 a day at the moment!

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john46
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Message 5 of 8

Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

more speculation with no proof and rural areas will struggle to get fibre run over long distances to just one or two properties
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noemont
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Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

Not speculation - those are real numbers.

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SuperSajuuk
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Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

They might be real numbers, but you've provided no official source that confirms Openreach are no longer supporting Fibre on Demand. When you link an official statement from Openreach/BT Wholesale that either has made that Fibre on Demand is being removed and will not be provisioned anywhere, then it's just speculation to assume that Openreach are not doing anything with FoD 🙂

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gt94sss2
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Re: You can stop waiting for FTTP on Demand - it's dead

As SuperSajuuk says, FTTPoD is effctively dead in its current form as its been effectively suspended for sale (for quite a while) by BT.

 

However, BT are trialing a newer version of  Fibre on Demand which is designed to be easier and cheaper to install - and I believe they are pretty confident that the trial will be a success - as it forms the backbone of their plans to offer a 1GB connection to businesses when they rollout G.Fast to others.

 

 

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