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Sky Tests Next-Gen Fibre (FTTC) Broadband
By: MarkJ - 08 July, 2008 (1:32 PM)

Sky (BSkyB) has reportedly carried out a limited small scale technical test of Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology in East London, using one or more of its Easynet based unbundled (LLU) telephone exchanges.

FTTC uses more modern fibre optic cables to create the physical link between an exchange and kerbside cabinets. This can in turn be used to deliver faster DSL (VDSL2 etc.) broadband services to homes and businesses because there is less copper wire hindering the transmission.

However, Sky has said that the tests do not signal a change in strategy and that its techys were merely conducting a "technical study with no commercial involvement." Still, it does suggest that Sky is testing its future potential, though we suspect they’ll wait and see what BT plans to do first. More @ DigitalSpy.


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