Sunday, 23 September 2018

Copper: speed demon or technology cul-de-sac

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, at Connected Britain
Wednesday 17 June 15

Alcatel-Lucent unveils G.fast residential gateway, TalkTalk focuses on fibre launch, and INCA predicts the end of the road for copper networks but sees potential in mining their worth.

The debate over the future potential of copper networks heated up at Connected Britain this week. While some industry stakeholders are predicting the end of the road for copper, others are pushing ahead with plans to bring G.fast technology to market. "There will always be a space" for all technologies in the evolving broadband ecosystem, said David Cullen, chairman of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA), a group representing alterative broadband operators in the U.K. However, there is one exception. While the likes of satellite and fixed wireless access options will continue to find a niche…

The debate over the future potential of copper networks heated up at Connected Britain this week. While some industry stakeholders are predicting the end of the road for copper, others are pushing ahead with plans to bring G.fast technology to market. "There will always be a space" for all technologies in the evolving broadband ecosystem, said David Cullen, chairman of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA), a group representing alterative broadband operators in the U.K. However, there is one exception. While the likes of satellite and fixed wireless access options will continue to find a niche…

TT PREMIUM CONTENT

If you are a subscriber login here


To access premium content you need to upgrade your account. To find out more click here

Since you're here...

...the Telecoms industry is characterised by constant change and evolution. That's why it's crucial for telecoms professionals to keep up-to-date with what is happening. Join 35,000+ of your peers and sign up to our free newsletter service today, to be in the know about what is going on. PLUS, as a member you can submit your own press releases!

See all membership options

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Newsletter signup

Quickly get on board and up to date with the telecoms industry