Fujitsu makes some surprising choices with UK FTTH network

Monday 18 April 2011 | 12:59 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Fujitsu has unveiled a striking plan for the UK market. The company wants to roll out a FTTH network in rural areas, or the 5 million locations that make up the 'final third' of the market. These are the third of the country unserved by BT and Virgin Media's high-speed services. Partners in the project are Virgin Media and TalkTalk as the envisaged service providers; it's expected to be a wholesale-only (so open access) network. Cisco has been signed up to provide equipment. The first customers should be connected by the end of 2012, and the roll-out will take in total 3-5 years. Fujitsu

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Companies: Carphone Warehouse / Cisco UK / Fujitsu / TalkTalk / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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Very surprising choices indeed. TalkTalk and Virgin. Roll out an FTTH network and get the company with the worst customer service record in the UK (TalkTalk) to service it from Indian/South Africa, where they have limited technical knowledge (Virgin - ran out of script so told me my NIC was faulty & I should take my PC to get it repaired. I built my own PC so ignored her. Sometime later they sorted out the problem with their network and my NIC has been fine without ever being touched) and at other times just downright lie (TalkTalk's South African operation). TalkTalk are unbelievably incompetent. The stories I could tell. Anyway, maybe not the best backing for a new network.
Anonymous @ 18/9/2011 - 17:57

It's a 1G connection because that's what the kit interface speed is. Different from throughput.
Somerset UK @ 18/4/2011 - 15:11

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