British Telecom is insisting that rolling out ADSL2+ over the existing copper in the last mile is sufficient for its consumers' usage habits--the move puts an end to speculation of a fiber-to-the-home rollout. At the DigiWorld 2006 Summit in Montpellier, France BT's Chief Executive of BT Wholesale Paul Reynolds said he does not believe there is a business case for FTTH: "We'll be launching ADSL2+ next year, which gives speeds of up to 24Mbps and will comfortably support customers'" immediate needs, which include IPTV. Reynolds said FTTH would not bring any additional revenue.
For more on BT's IP network plans:
- take a look at this article from ITpro
Also: Read this controversial article on ADSL2+ over at FierceVoIP.