Openreach have published consultations on Long Reach VDSL and the Customer Consultation Process

Posted on 12/05/2017

Long Reach VDSL

This is a technology that has been trialled by Openreach and which allows them to bring higher FTTC speeds to premises that are located further than optimum from the cabinet. As the trials are proving successful, Openreach is considering rolling out the technology on a wider basis. As its introduction involves migrating all  ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ or SDSL services in a cabinet to non-exchange services (VDSL or LR-VDSL) this could obviously start having an impact on service offered to your customers.

Full version of the consultation can be found here. The consultation closes on 14 July and Openreach have offered to come along to our 20 June face to face meeting to describe the technology and its impacts on members in more detail.

 

Customer Consultation Process: improving industry collaboration, effectiveness and transparency

This consultation looks at the ways Openreach engages with industry. As well as setting out the change management detail for large, medium and small projects including the SoR process, it proposes introducing a new confidential process that will allow CPs to have private discussions with Openreach about strategic initiatives before public consultations are launched.

Full version of the consultation can be found here. This consultation also closes on 14 July.

We will review in more detail over the next two FSP meetings, but please do let me know of any comments you would like to submit in response.

Cathy Gerosa

cgerosa@fcs.org.uk

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