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Topic # 10910 19-Dec-2006 10:48 Send private message

MarketWatch has a story about France Telecom laying 100,000 km worth of fibre-optic network cable, delivering 100Mbit/s to customers. That network is currently being deployed in Paris, but will be extended to other big population centres over the next few years.

Here's the thing though: France Telecom is putting the network in place hoping that the French telco regulator won't enforce sharing of it - or unbundling if you like.

I know that Telecom management held out an investment carrot for the goverment but by that time it was too late to stave off regulation. It does make me wonder though if it wouldn't be a smart idea by Telecom to get together with some of the larger telco players and build a shared FTTP network on the condition that it won't be regulated.




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Reply # 58146 17-Jan-2007 06:07 Send private message


Commerce Commission would be bleating about that idea of being anti-competitive, until all Telco/ISPs own their own network, then I am afraid they are at the whimes of Telecom (Wholesale) who is the be all to end all on who gets to play on the network cable.

I hate to tell you this but Telecom France must be abit slow because we have had fibre to each town for many years (to exchanges and FOTS cabinets)

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Reply # 58151 17-Jan-2007 09:44 Send private message

Telcotech: I hate to tell you this but Telecom France must be abit slow because we have had fibre to each town for many years (to exchanges and FOTS cabinets)


FTTP (Fiber To The Premises) is very different of having fibre between exchanges. It's having fibre terminating on each house on a city or town.





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  Reply # 58191 17-Jan-2007 19:36 Send private message

FTTP is rolling out in Auckland this year, sorry I can't say any more commercially sensitive



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  Reply # 58192 17-Jan-2007 19:43 Send private message

Oh, Vector?




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  Reply # 58203 17-Jan-2007 23:34 Send private message

Oh, Vector. Where for thou art Vector.


Yeah tells us more about the fibre.

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