[LINK] Copper is here to stay

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 20:23:44 AEDT 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 2:29 AM, David Boxall <
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au> wrote:

> While we're on the subject:
> <http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2231518/copper-here-stay>
> ...
> > Traditional copper wires will not be replaced in the foreseeable
> > future, despite the much-hyped implementation of fibre and the
> > progress of wireless technologies such as WiMax and Long Term
> > Evolution.

FTTP (Fibre to the premises) is good enough. Down here on the other side of
the globe we have firms like IPlan.com.ar which lay fibre backbone on
sidewalks, then the connection from a box in the sidewalk to the customer
premises is done using Cisco's Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) and now VDSL.


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