Friday, November 2, 2018

Ofcom Ponders Greater Duct Access for BT Competitors

Optical access at today’s Ethernet speeds remains quite expensive, an analysis by Ofcom has found. At current tariffs, any gigabit connection over an optical fiber drop generates, over three years,  no net revenue at a distance of 80 meters, and actually loses money at distances up to 100 meters, if any supplier has to install new ducts.

All those connections are profitable over three years when existing ducts can be used. And that is why Ofcom is considering liberalizing duct access further than is possible today.  

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