Fibre may be more future-proof, but cable can't be written off

Tuesday 11 September 2012 | 15:31 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
A battle is underway in the Netherlands between fibre and coax. The Netherlands is notable for nearly nationwide cable network coverage and the growing fibre footprint which is largely made up of point-to-point connections. This is an exceptional case from an international perspective, as almost nowhere else is cable so widely deployed, while most other fibre networks opt for GPON rather than a point-to-multipoint network.

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