Reply to post: Re: So what about the customers?

BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

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Re: So what about the customers?

"Except when you multiple it by the number of households in the UK - then it becomes ferociously expensive."

Offset by the savings made from switching off 5500+ pieces of 80s technology and the entire TDM based transport network. Tons of cash saved in power and cooling.

If Openreach finally deliver a massive FTTH network, then it doesn't matter. They'll need to deploy ONTs (the FTTH "modem"), and they'll stick the phone hardware in that - as they already do for the lucky few who can get Openreach FTTP today. Even bigger savings there as they can switch off the DSLAMs too!

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