toejam316:BarTender: If only there was a way for all LFCs to play nicely in these situations as I would expect that there should be space in the ducts down the street and in the ABFATs.I think you're overestimating how enthusiastic all the RSPs are to install their own OLTs.
But using someone elses ducts would require money to change hands on an ongoing basis so Enable would just trench and put in their own FATs next to the Chorus one.
Just imagine when 2020 rolls around and it becomes all an open network. Fun and games then.
I never said anything about RSPs... But existing LFCs or a new player on the market with different colours on the GPON with new ONTs that support different colours. Plus a new optical splitter on the OLT end then having backhaul to a new CO. Then you would just need to swap out the ONTs and insert a new splitter on the OLT and you would be done. I suspect the smaller LFCs may be greatly worried if Chorus decide to follow that path.
Could be completely wrong here as all of the above is pure speculation.