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Not to Nokia, but someone's seeking a third Huawei: Openreach hunts supplier number 3 for UK's FTTP network

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Cisco may struggle to provide a FTTP solution - they've focussed on DOCSIS cable rather than the technologies Openreach are using for FTTH as far as I can tell.

Cisco may have a suitable CPE device, but they tend to be targeted at the US market where the telco is looking to screw the customer via equipment rental charges rather than the minimal charges levied by European providers.

And as the NSA (well FiveEyes) tends to deal with aggregation points rather than end nodes, I'm not sure it will make a lot of difference anyway. And on the law enforcement (RIPA) side, that tends to be handled at the service provider level.

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