Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Reduction in copper prices to stymie fibre development - ETNO

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 05 April 11

Plum Consulting report dismisses argument that lower copper prices will encourage next-gen access investment, calls for reappraisal of competition.

European telecoms industry body ETNO this week highlighted concerns over the falling price of wholesale copper access networks and the impact on the development of next-generation fibre networks. Contrary to some prevailing opinion, reducing copper prices will discourage investment in next-generation access networks, according to U.K.-based Plum Consulting, which presented a study on the subject to an ETNO workshop in Brussels on Monday…

European telecoms industry body ETNO this week highlighted concerns over the falling price of wholesale copper access networks and the impact on the development of next-generation fibre networks. Contrary to some prevailing opinion, reducing copper prices will discourage investment in next-generation access networks, according to U.K.-based Plum Consulting, which presented a study on the subject to an ETNO workshop in Brussels on Monday…

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