BT’s FTTH trial begins

July 21, 2010

After a delay of six months, BT Openreach is to commence with trials of a fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband service to homes and small business on two brownfield sites at Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes and Highams Park in London.

FTTH is a better system than fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) as the cable is fed directly into the home losing hardly any connection speed, whereas FTTC means that the standard copper cable takes broadband from the roadside cabinets to the home, losing speed on the way.

There will be two additional sites added to the trial, in Leytonstone, London and in York.

Once completed these trials will take in around forty thousand premises.

There seems to be no rush in rolling this technology out to the rest of the UK.


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