Wednesday, March 09, 2005

How many angels can dance on a strand of fiber?

UK mega-hyper-uber-regulator OFCOM has published the commissioned Analysys report on costing the copper access network. A lot of detail has been excised from the cost comparison tables, which is frustrating. Analysys determines that the only worthy alternative technology (on its criteria), FTTC, is either marginally more or less expensive than copper, depending on how the primary cross-connects are configured. Wireless was not considered, so I'm not sure this represents "out-of-the-box" thinking (which it wasn't intended to be). Fiber geeks (I kow you're out there), I'd be interested in any insights you could share on how this study was structured and presented.

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