The Swanage Exchange was upgraded earlier this year and now supports 21CN WBC.
This means broadband users should get much faster download and upload speeds. Some users might get close to 24Mbps, but most will probably see double their existing speed.
What is “21CN”?
21CN (21st Century Network) is a Next Generation Network (NGN) being deployed by British Telecom over the next 5 years. The core aim of the project is to bring the UK’s telecoms network in to the digital age, whilst at the same time allowing BT to save up to £1billion per year in costs. The total cost of the project is estimated at £10billion.
The following are some of the key changes that 21CN will bring:
- The national PSTN phone network will be moved on to a digital IP network
- The retirement of 16 existing legacy networks and the introduction of a single “multi-service” network
- The national roll-out of ADSL2+, offering services at up to 24Mbps. ADSL2+ Annex M will also be deployed, offering upstream rates of up to 2.5Mbps
- A complete overhaul of the broadband services offered. A range of new configurable QoS (Quality of Service) products will be made available
In recent years BT has seen its traditional revenue sources (i.e. phone calls) decline considerably, and its “new wave” products (such as broadband) explode in popularity. Ultimately, 21CN should help BT to surf this new wave of demand and reduce their dependence on traditional revenue streams.
Source: SamKnows.com — 21CN Overview: More details about BT Wholesale 21CN
Swanage ADSL status:
ADSL Max status: Enabled as of 01/10/2003
SDSL status: Enabled as of 31/03/2006
21CN WBC status: Enabled 2012