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LLU Continues To Face Problems

Posted: 26th Nov, 2004 By: MarkJ
Despite all the improvements made during 2004, Peter Black, the independent Telecoms Adjudicator for local loop unbundling, has highlight how serious difficulties remain:

In an update published yesterday Mr Black noted that while some "significant milestones" have been passed, take-up of unbundled lines continues to disappoint: "Significant operational problems remain", he said, even though he acknowledged that BT is showing more willingness to engage in the LLU process.

Wrote Mr Black: "We continue to have the support of the Industry and BT in moving the LLU capability forward. Order levels are climbing both for co-location and customer lines. Both are following the curves we expected, however the actual volumes are lagging slightly. Significant operational problems remain; however most operators see improvements and in particular the intensity of interest from senior BT management is having a noticeable and welcome impact."

While not all the operational problems are down to BT, most are.


The Register notes that the biggest concern is whether BT can handle the potentially huge demand for LLU.

Given the operators recent announcement of 1,000 extra exchanges, we'd assume they can. More @ The Register.
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