November 29th, 2006 by Wendy McAuliffe
BT’s next-generation communications network, that will replace the copper wires that we’ve lived with for the past 100+ years, was debuted in the Welsh village of Wick yesterday.
BT has a habit of picking unlikely places for its technology trials. Read more about the first IP phone call made across the 21CN network between an 11-year-old resident and a bishop on ZDNet UK.
The network upgrade will cost around Â£10bn, and the completion date is been extended to 2011 after BT admitted that the programme should have taken 10 years.