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SSE Enterprise to lay optical cables in Thames Water sewers

Tuesday 14 November 2017 | 14:44 CET | News

UK connectivity supplier SSE Enterprise Telecoms has announced a 'fibre in the sewers' partnership with Thames Water. The 'operating licence to deploy' agreement will allow SSE Enterprise Telecoms to deploy its fibre-optic cables in Thames Water's waste water network in London and beyond, including the City of London. 

SSE claims the deal will allow it to reduce network deployment costs by 60 percent and deploy connectivity services up to 10-times faster than through traditional digs. The agreement is a way for SSE to counter the recent Dark Fibre Access (DFA) ruling, which means that providers will not get access to Openreach's existing fibre-optic cables. 



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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Openreach / SSE Enterprise Telecoms
Countries: United Kingdom
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