Cabinet Progress Update

Openreach have confirmed with us that network planning and surveying stages for the FTTC cabinets for Basingstoke PCPs 92, 95 and 102 have now been completed successfully, and they remain on schedule to be ready for customer orders by the end of March 2016.

The three cabinets have now moved to supply chain stage – in addition the the physical cabinet itself, much of the installation work from placement of the cabinet, to pulling in fibre, connecting the cabinet to its PCP, providing power, and commissioning the cabinet, are outsourced to third party suppliers, and all of these pieces of work need to be ordered and scheduled.

Openreach have also now provided some answers to the questions we raised at our August meeting;  these focused on getting around perceived blockers and are mostly overtaken by their announcement that the work on our cabinets is now funded for completion this financial year.  We will publish the responses shortly.