Thursday, October 9, 2008

BT Openreach Announces FTTC Test Sites

Openreach -- BT's local access network division -- announced two sites for operational pilots of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) to begin in summer 2009. Two exchanges, one in Muswell Hill, London and one in Whitchurch, South Glamorgan, will be used to conduct FTTC pilots involving up to 15,000 customer premises for each area. End user customers in these areas will experience headline speeds of up to 40 Mbps.

The pilots will follow a planned technical trial in the Foxhall exchange area of Kesgrave, Suffolk in early 2009, and the successful launch of the fibre to the premises (FTTP) product at Ebbsfleet Valley in Kent earlier this year.