An intermediary node in an NGA (access'>next generation access) network from where one or several fibre cables coming from the Metropolitan Point of Presence (MPoP) (the feeder segment) are split and distributed to connect to end-users' premises (the terminating or drop segment). A distribution point generally serves several buildings or houses. It can be located either at the base of a building (in case of multi-dwelling units), or in the street. A distribution point hosts a distribution frame mutualising the drop cables, and possibly un-powered equipment such as optical splitters.
The European Electronic Communications Code This Practice Note provides guidance on Directive (EU) 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast), commonly known as the European Electronic Communications Code and referred to in this note as the EECC. The EECC is a recast and consolidation of the primary directives which originally comprised the EU-wide framework for the regulation of electronic communications networks (ECNs) and electronic communications services (ECSs). Brexit The majority of key domestic legal changes associated with Brexit came into force at 11.00 pm on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), including the full repeal of the European Communities Act 1972, incorporation of retained EU law into the domestic legal regime and commencement of most of the associated Brexit legislation, including Brexit SIs. The EECC took effect in the UK from 21 December 2020 via the Electronic Communications and Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment) (European Electronic Communications Code and EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1419 which comprise EU-derived domestic legislation and therefore continue to apply as retained EU law following IP completion day. For further information on retained EU law, see Practice Note: Introduction to retained EU law. Ofcom has also published its statement on new rules which support the implementation of the EECC in the UK. These include a ban on mobile providers selling locked devices that cannot be used on another network and the enhancement of consumer rights to
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