CLEC and FTTP H.248/Megaco

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at
Sun May 4 00:04:31 UTC 2014

Based on asnwers so far:

To put things in perspective

The current regulations offer unbundled COPPER loops, as well as an
aggregated wholesale last mile access for DSL/VDSL  (wholesale also
mandated for cable for data but not voice)

This may change with the CRTC 2013-551 consultation which reviews a
whole bunch of stuff on "essential services" nature, and this includes
discussion on whether wholesale access to FTTH served homes should be

As a result, knowing if the architecture of H.248 allows multiple voice
service providers to co-exist on the same GPON (one house connected to
ILEC voice, the next house connected to CLEC etc) becomes important.

If the protocol is such that it does not permit co-existance, then a
debate on wholesale voice access is moot. If the protocol does permit
it, then providing soe form of evidence (either existing implementations
or pointer to specs that show this was explicitely designed into the
architecture) would be of great help.

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