Tuesday, 06 December 2016

On the case of copper theft

By Jens Holzhammer, CommScope
Monday 17 September 12

Cable theft costs the U.K. economy in excess of £770 million each year.

The price of copper has rocketed from below £1260 a metric tonne in 2003 to around £4820 a metric tonne today. With global demand expected to rise by more than 40% by 2020, this upward climb looks set to continue. Ongoing, unpredictable fluctuations to copper prices have become a growing cause of concern for operators, which traditionally use copper wire and cabling for network grounding and transmission lines. As the value of the metal rises…

The price of copper has rocketed from below £1260 a metric tonne in 2003 to around £4820 a metric tonne today. With global demand expected to rise by more than 40% by 2020, this upward climb looks set to continue. Ongoing, unpredictable fluctuations to copper prices have become a growing cause of concern for operators, which traditionally use copper wire and cabling for network grounding and transmission lines. As the value of the metal rises…

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