Originally Posted by APS
I would guess there are two reasons they used the Superhub.
1) is to support L2TP so they can provide fixed IPs in a better way. The way they have done this up to now with "sticky" IPs is a real pain for them and the users.
2) they want to match the offerings of BT and others who supply a Superhub like device with wireless etc built in. (Note though that I believe BT had recall on many of their BT Infinity routers due to a hardware issue so VM are not the only ones to have issues like this.)
BT use the homehub on their business customers?
the recall I think was on the openreach modems themselves not routers.