[LINK] Copper is here to stay

Janet Hawtin janet at hawtin.net.au
Fri Nov 28 20:30:17 AEDT 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

New suburbs here(SA) are just getting fibre which means they have to
use Telstra.


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