FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet)
MDNX is now able to provide FTTC to its Channel Partners on an ever increasing footprint. FTTC is high speed broadband that can currently provide up to 40Mbps downstream and a choice of up to 2Mbps or 10Mbps upstream.
The speed of FTTC is expected to roughly double during 2012 with the introduction of the new 80Mb/s downstream and 20Mb/s upstream product variants.
• Uses copper-based VDSL2 technology from the street cabinet to the customer premises
• Up to 40Mbps downstream, potentially rising to 80Mbps in future (minimum 5Mbps)
• Various upstream options e.g. ‘up to’ 2Mbps and 10Mbps
• Target of 10m premises, (including FTTP), by 2012
FTTC from MDNX offers consistently higher performance than FTTC from other suppliers with consumer networks.
Uniquely, although FTTC is a Shared Broadband product, FTTC from MDNX can be offered with a higher traffic priority than ADSL2+, thereby ensuring end users experience consistently higher performance than with FTTC from other suppliers with consumer networks. Your customers will be able to further prioritise the data traffic by purchasing Elevated priority which will make this the highest priority best efforts traffic through our network and also prioritise traffic through the BT network.
Is FTTC from MDNX available to me now?
Current UK availability for FTTC is to around 5 million premises in the UK and together with planned FTTP roll out later in the year will grow to around 10 million premises by this time next year. BT is currently planning for FTTx to be available to 66% of the UK by the end of 2015. To see if FTTC is available on a particular line use the BTW Broadband Availability Checker here.
FTTP (Fibre To The Premises)
FTTP is being trialled at the moment and MDNX has been a key member of the trial since its inception. Availability is limited currently to the Bradwell Abbey exchange in Milton Keynes and Highams Park in London; it will be expanded to cover other areas such as York and Leytonstone.
• Sync speeds will be GigE or FE with line rates limted to 40 Mbps, 100Mbps or 110Mbps downstream (110M to give 100Mbps at IP layer)
• Various upstream options will be available at some point e.g 2Mbps, 15Mbps and 30 Mbps
• FTTC will be mainly deployed to Exchange Direct Fed lines and a few others
• Subsidised areas such as Cornwall will get higher volume of FTTP
• Target of 10m premises, including FTTC), by 2012