[LINK] NBN is FTTH
Michael Skeggs firstname.lastname@example.org
mskeggs at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 13:36:06 AEST 2009
2009/4/7 Eric Scheid <eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au>:
> I'm seeing tweets to the effect that it being FTTH (vs FTTN) means the speed
> can be increased very easily just by upgrading the end boxes. Laying fibre
> is expensive, upgrading boxes is trivial, or so I hear.
True-ish. If you are talking about undersea cables etc. the cost of
the cable is by far the main cost. I imagine in a FTTH scenario the
CPE and PE would make up a much larger component of the cost.
And a wireless solution would have no transmission media to upgrade
(but I believe other factors would kill it).
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