Fujitsu has today announced its planning to bring fibber optic broadband connections to 5 million homes and businesses in rural Britain. The new network will be one gigabit (1Gbps) symmetric capable from day one with the potential to provide up to 10Gbps and beyond.
The Fujitsu open access wholesale network will be supported by Cisco and will be provided by partnerships with Virgin Media and TalkTalk who will retail the next generation services to customers in remote parts of the UK. The new 1Gbps Fiber Optic network will also be open to any other service providers on wholesale terms.
The one thing that currently stand in the way of the new Fujitsu network is BT who need to provide access to its underground ducts and telegraph poles on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Which currently at the moment they are not willing to do. Lets hope BT can see the wider picture and work out any disagreements quickly to get the ball rolling.
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