Tuesday, July 15, 2008

BT's FTTH Plans

BT announced a $3B plan to deploy FTTH services to as many as 10 million homes by 2012. Ir plans to offer speeds up to 100 Mbps.

It stated that a supportive regulatory environment is essential for this program to take place. This would include removing current barriers to investment and making sure that any company investing in fiber can earn a fair rate of return.

BT also stated that it is committed to wholesaling its new services. It will press for any other next generation access network in the UK to be open to all companies as well.

This is a necessary move by BT. HD is becoming a major competitive issue for TV services in the UK. It will be interesting to see how much of a problem the regulatory issues become.

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