Fibre to the home (ditching ADSL )

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by none, Jun 6, 2005.

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    none Guest

    INTERNET TRENDS: New technology set to eclipse ADSL
    Japan firm pioneers fibre-to-the-home advances for domestic broadband

    Global broadband Internet providers are promoting fibre-to-the-home
    (FTTH) technology to transport Net services to domestic users at
    lightning speed.

    Tetsuo Koga, executive vice-president for consumer business of
    Japan's NTT East, said Japan was migrating from Asymmetric Digital
    Subscriber Line (ADSL) to FTTH technology to provide faster broadband

    FTTH will allow the company to offer several bandwidth services,
    including its Internet protocol video-phone service, Koga said.

    He was speaking at the Broadband World Forum Asia fair in Yokohama last

    FTTH is gaining ground in many countries, including Japan, South Korea
    and the United States, thanks to its ability to provide a virtually
    unlimited bandwidth and faster data transmission rate compared to the
    prevailing copper wire-based ADSL technology.

    NTT East started its FTTH-based content in January 2003 and signed up
    about 70,000 users in the first month. The number had surged to 2.43
    million by March this year. It expects its FTTH subscriber numbers to
    jump to 30 million by 2010.

    As of last year, Japan had 12.7 million broadband Internet subscribers.

    Data network provider Advanced Datanetwork Commu-nications (ADC)
    recently introduced a low-fee ADSL broadband Internet service.

    Germany's telecom equipment supplier Siemens provided broadband
    solutions to ADC's broadband Internet in a deal worth Bt2 billion.

    Siemens is one of the major telecom equipment suppliers with FTTH
    technology called Passive Optical Networks (PON).
    none, Jun 6, 2005
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    Peter M Guest

    and the bit you missed off the end was:

    Quoting things without mentioning sources, and particularly without even
    giving the author, is not only rude, but might be considered a copyright
    violation, and could get some publisher angry. They'd be less angry (or
    even welcome quotes) if you do the decent thing, and give them credit !!

    Give a link to the original work, for all to see. It is very easy to do,
    in fact it is as easy as quoting whole chunks of their work (!!) Even
    better, IMO, is a precis of their article, for background, and the URL:

    or in a shortened form:
    Peter M, Jun 6, 2005
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    Graham Dean Guest

    Nah - not when it's the media. You don't have to play be their rules....

    Graham Dean, Jun 6, 2005
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    Ian Stirling Guest

    Nah - not when it's the media. You don't have to play be their rules....
    Ian Stirling, Jun 6, 2005
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    etillet Guest

    BT are already trialling fibre to the home in some areas. In Milton
    Keynes, test users are reporting speeds of up to 1Mbyte/sec....
    etillet, Jun 13, 2005
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