Feeds

LLU taking off, but lift off slower than hoped

Slap on the wrist for Openreach

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

The UK now has 735,000 unbundled phone lines in BT's local exchanges, but "planned quality levels" have not been met for Business As Usual lines (individual lines rather than bulk migrations), according to the Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator's monthly report.

More worryingly, the delivery of backhaul in exchanges has deteriorated recently - so all those super-fast ADSL connections may find themselves with a super-fast connection to the shack at the end of their road with the exchange in it, and no further.

The August report, from Peter Black, is little more than a slap on the wrist for Openreach (an organisation set up by BT in January to manage unbundling), which has promised to do better in September.

In a statement to ZDNet, Black said the August holidays had caused much of the disruption and was effusive in his praise of the Openreach management team.

Putting competitors' equipment into BT exchanges was never going to be a smooth process, and the speed with which demand has grown seems to have surprised everybody. It remains to be seen if Openreach can get the process back on schedule, and address the "specific systems, process and infrastructure problems" mentioned, but not detailed, in the report. ®

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law
And Navi Pillay calls for Snowden to be protected
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.