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DiggerOfTrenches
Contributor
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Message 1 of 14

Universal Service Obligation

Hi,


When Universal Service Obligation comes into force thre questions.

What is the speed threshold?


Is there a firm date for adoption? BT point of view.


Who do you contact in relation to USO ISP or Openreach?


Thanks.

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-Richie-
Expert
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Message 2 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

A good source of info is ISPreview, they have a great recent article Here

DiggerOfTrenches
Contributor
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Message 3 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation


@-Richie-wrote:

A good source of info is ISPreview, they have a great recent article Here


Thanks for the link, good article.

I think I am a little ahead of time with this question.

The whole ISP/Openreach relationship appears to be right in the middle of big changes.

Conflicting information everywhere.

I need to wait for OFCOM's actions to take full effect.

Maybe June. 5 month implementation period. Put USO order in 1st December. Ispreview say.

That's my dream. Hope it comes true. 3down .7up stays on for more than 6 hours now!

 

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Starwire
Aspiring Expert
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Message 4 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

It won’t necessarily mean Openreach or any other Network Provider will start installing Miles of Fibre direct to people’s homes in remote areas.

I know BT are going to start trialling a Smart Hub that works on a 4/5G Attenna and in a lot of remote places you’ll be offered that.
DiggerOfTrenches
Contributor
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Message 5 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

They could borrow a fiber from the end of my road and put a mini 8 way dslam up lane with mains electric already running past foot of pole. Then use existing copper. I would go from 3/0.7 to 75/18 overnight. Don't need fiber at that speed and ping. 4g too laggy and tied down for me. Try running a tor node over 4g and getting away with it. Sorry BT.
Starwire
Aspiring Expert
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Message 6 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

Borrow a Fibre, not entirely sure how that works?
DiggerOfTrenches
Contributor
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Message 7 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

Each FTTP connection has n spare fibers. 10 connections say n=0.5 so 15 fibers. Borrow 1 covert another. Network redundancy decreased but 8 extra customers accommodated in USO.

So 10 becomes 18 with 4 spares instead of 5 to share.

Not a bad compromise?
Starwire
Aspiring Expert
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Message 8 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

What’s an ‘n fibre’?
DiggerOfTrenches
Contributor
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Message 9 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

total number of customers / fibers.
10 customers 15 fibers redundancy n = (15 - 10)/10

The 'n' fibers are a ratio of spares. Redundancy google it.
Starwire
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Message 10 of 14

Re: Universal Service Obligation

Not sure what Fibre Network you’re referring to but the one I work on uses a 32 way split. So that’s 1 Fibre into a SASA then 32 out. Openreach try to use only 28 Fibres per SASA and leave 4 spare but in reality that hardly ever happens and all 32 get used.

Even if there was a spare available on the SASA they wouldn’t be able to use it to supply service to a DSLAM anyway.