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No business case for mass FTTH/B deployments by MENA operators

The first step on the path to addressing a problem is acknowledging that there is a problem in the first place. Only then can a solution can be sought. In the context of fiber deployments in the Middle East, this was evident at Informa Telecoms & Media’s FTTx MEGNA 2011 conference this month in Dubai:… Read more

Ismail Patel

Questioning the unquestionable: Is fiber-to-the-home really the future of broadband?

So, everyone’s agreed: broadband operators will eventually replace their decades-old copper networks with superfast fiber all the way to the home. That, at least was the consensus of some speakers on stage at last week’s Fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) and Next-Generation Access (NGA) Summit in Berlin, Germany. But talk from operators and vendors on the show floor… Read more

Rob Gallagher