Monday, September 6, 2010

Not time for FTTH?

Telecompaper have posted a summary of a report from Analysis Morgan which states network operators in developed countries should consider focusing on copper based technologies, such as VDSL, instead of rolling out expensive fibre based technologies.

Reasons listed include low uptake of high speed technologies, public spending focus on mobile, a lack of new devices and services, and a difficulty converting the costly capex spend into actual revenue. The report also comments that governments may better choose to focus their spending on education and health in the current economically challenging times.

This article will hit home with many as the New Zealand government prepares to move forward with decisions on who will partner in their $1.5 billion Ultra Fast Broadband initiative.

Read More (Telecompaper) | Read More (iTWire)

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