Saturday, 10 December 2016

Portugal Telecom selling off its copper

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Brussels
Tuesday 08 March 16

Portuguese incumbent plans to start ripping out its legacy network next year with a view to going copper-free by 2020.

The economics of rolling out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) vary considerably by market, but in one major European market the picture looks rosy enough that the incumbent plans to rip out its legacy copper access network within the next few years and concentrate solely on fibre. "By 2020 we want to be copper-free," Portugal Telecom's chief technology officer Alexandre Fonseca declared at Total Telecom's Gigabit Copper event in Brussels on Tuesday. "We are killing all the legacy technologies…

The economics of rolling out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) vary considerably by market, but in one major European market the picture looks rosy enough that the incumbent plans to rip out its legacy copper access network within the next few years and concentrate solely on fibre. "By 2020 we want to be copper-free," Portugal Telecom's chief technology officer Alexandre Fonseca declared at Total Telecom's Gigabit Copper event in Brussels on Tuesday. "We are killing all the legacy technologies…

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