Thursday, October 1, 2009

BT Openreach to Test FTTP at Brownfield Sites

BT's Openreach local access network division will begin testing FTTP in "brownfield" sites for the first time in January 2010. Two locations - Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes and Highams Park, London - have been selected for the trial, which will see speeds of up to 100 Mbps delivered to up to 20,000 homes and businesses in each area by March 2010. The trial products will be available to all UK communications providers on an open, wholesale basis.

Openreach is already using FTTP in certain "greenfield" housing projects. The company believes FTTC will continue to be the most widely deployed technology in its broadband rollout.

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