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change from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP)

When can we realistically expect to move from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) In the TS5* area

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Re: change from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP)

There are no plans to move existing coax connections to a full fibre connection.

The current coax network is capable of doing the Gigabit service without the cables themselves being changed (where they are in a good condition), so there is no need to dig everything up.

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Re: change from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP)

It would only ever happen if it was cost justified and technology justified. It currently does not meet either criteria. 


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Re: change from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP)


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When can we realistically expect to move from Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) In the TS5* area


When you consider that the cable equivalent of FTTC (HFC) has been successfully tested at speeds up to 10Gbps, not anytime soon. Virgin are installing RFoG (the equivalent of FTTP) as it has cheaper build costs in new areas, not because it is faster. Even in new areas the fibre is converted to coax inside the home, as it uses the same equipment as HFC.

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