Monday, 21 August 2017

Telcos talk 'forced migration' to drive Gigabit broadband uptake

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 04 April 17

Decommissioning copper and buying houses so rural customers can move closer to fibre networks are among the topics discussed at Gigabit Access.

Ambitious broadband coverage targets at both a national and European level means that telcos are under increasing pressure to make the economic case for rural Gigabit networks add up. These sweeping coverage targets increasingly emphasise the importance of so-called 'full fibre' networks, despite evidence that there is no one-size-fits-all technology or deployment model. The European Commission has set a target of providing 1-Gbps broadband to schools, hospitals and large businesses, and a minimum of 100-Mbps for all households – which need to be upgradeable to 1 Gbps &ndash…

Ambitious broadband coverage targets at both a national and European level means that telcos are under increasing pressure to make the economic case for rural Gigabit networks add up. These sweeping coverage targets increasingly emphasise the importance of so-called 'full fibre' networks, despite evidence that there is no one-size-fits-all technology or deployment model. The European Commission has set a target of providing 1-Gbps broadband to schools, hospitals and large businesses, and a minimum of 100-Mbps for all households – which need to be upgradeable to 1 Gbps &ndash…

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