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Service Demarcation Device (SDD)
3.7 What Does This Mean?
The 3LOM enables diversity and
Fitted on the internal wall of the premise, the SDD
is a fibre converter that delivers the subscriber’s
connection to the full fibre network. The router and
other devices, such as phone, TV,
concierge service, closed-network
educational service, etc, all connect
to the multiple-port SDD.
competition in all layers. Where
Our solution enables a 2nd, 3rd, 4th
and 5th service to be introduced at
fibre and broadband networks are
often considered as a network
purely for telecom operators, this
model redefines ownership at the
It means that the fibre (passive layer/network) can
be owned, without the need for the owner to be an
operator. This creates an asset class for owners, while
enabling multiple Fibre Owners to co-exist in the same
It means that services can be delivered in a cloud
ecosystem where the private sector has an open
invitation to compete and innovate.
It also means that services provided over the passive
network by new market entrants can be done so at
a very low cost of market entry. These services need
not be Internet Access, but services requiring network
connectivity such as CCTV or IoT applications. Multiple
services can be provided simultaneously over the same
network, to the same location, over the same fibre.
The availability of more services means greater takeup of fibre, in turn enabling greater economic returns
for the Fibre Owners and bringing greater economic
benefit to the area.
Supplied by the Internet Service
Provider (ISP). This plugs
into the SDD to create a local
wireless network for a home or
The procurement of an Active Open Access Neutral
Operator ensures that the Fibre Owner (e.g. Local
Authority, Housing Developer, Build-to-Rent company,
etc.) does not encounter diseconomies of scale
or difficulty in onboarding Service Providers (ISPs
and ASPs). This therefore, serves to promote fibre
ownership but also to create the opportunity for new
service entrants (ISPs, ASPs, OTT providers) to emerge.
The 3LOM serves as a collaborative model encouraging
both investors in infrastructure as well as multiple
Service Providers to offer services in the local/citywide
area. It removes barriers to entry too, as it enables
investors from within and outside the telecoms
industry to obtain a healthy ROI for fibre deployment.
Plus, it allows new as well as existing Service Providers
to operate without prohibitive capital investment.
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The 3LOM ultimately results in a
more competitive environment all
round, with lower barriers to entry for
Fibre Owners and Service Providers, and
greater choice for subscribers.