Saturday, 19 August 2017

Telcos push on with G.fast but need for bandwidth in doubt

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Munich
Wednesday 25 March 15

Industry debates the need for high-speed broadband when faced with lack of bandwidth-hungry services.

Europe's telecoms operators are increasingly turning to technologies like G.fast to help them to deliver more bandwidth into consumers' homes, but as yet they cannot be sure that those consumers really need the additional speed. The services that require gigabit broadband speeds have not yet been created, attendees at the inaugural Gigabit Copper event in Munich noted on Wednesday…

Europe's telecoms operators are increasingly turning to technologies like G.fast to help them to deliver more bandwidth into consumers' homes, but as yet they cannot be sure that those consumers really need the additional speed. The services that require gigabit broadband speeds have not yet been created, attendees at the inaugural Gigabit Copper event in Munich noted on Wednesday…

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