France : Superfast broadband : ARCEP consults on FttDP

Fibre to the Distribution Point (FttDP) is a next generation network architecture where fibre is terminated very close to the customer’s premises. Unlike Fibre to the Home (FttH) configuration, the existing copper or coaxial cable is reused to connect customer’s premises to the fibre network. A network termination unit connects the fibre to the copper or coaxial line that delivers services to customers over the last few metres. 

ARCEP, aware that the FttDP architecture raises a number of questions – particularly on the maturity of technical solutions and their compatibility with the French regulatory framework, set up a working group in order to launch a prospective discussion on this architecture.

The public consultation will run until 28 April 2014.

SEE Press Release

 

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