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Old 23-08-2017, 11:29   #1
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Vodafone in talks with Openreach over FTTP investment

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-uk-broadband/

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Vodafone is in talks with BT’s network subsidiary Openreach about a groundbreaking joint investment in new ultrafast fibre-optic broadband for British cities.

The two companies are in what are described by industry sources as “early but serious” discussions about combining their financial strength to build large-scale new infrastructure to replace ageing copper telephone lines.
Vodafone have done this in co-operation with the incumbent in Portugal, and in co-operation with Orange, France Telecom, in Spain.

An FTTP network that overlaps much of VM's covered areas would definitely push VM along in terms of quality of service and headline speeds in a big way.

It would also be great for delivering backhaul to 5G masts. Vodafone will need a more extensive backhaul network for next generation mobile networks.

This may come to nothing, it may be a negotiating tactic with Liberty Global over an asset swap involving Virgin Media, in any event it has the potential to be great news for UK broadband customers
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Re: Vodafone in talks with Openreach over FTTP investment

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Vodafone have done this in co-operation with the incumbent in Portugal, and in co-operation with Orange, France Telecom, in Spain.

An FTTP network that overlaps much of VM's covered areas would definitely push VM along in terms of quality of service and headline speeds in a big way.

It would also be great for delivering backhaul to 5G masts. Vodafone will need a more extensive backhaul network for next generation mobile networks.

This may come to nothing, it may be a negotiating tactic with Liberty Global over an asset swap involving Virgin Media, in any event it has the potential to be great news for UK broadband customers
Is 5G likely to compete with fixed broadband for residential use cases? I do not know what the range is like for 5G but if it offers greater speed (up and down), low latency and good reliability then maybe it will become serious competitor?
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Re: Vodafone in talks with Openreach over FTTP investment

As long as those deploying it invest in more cells and backhaul, sure.
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