Lower DSL tariffs will only lead to FTTH if copper is phased out

Tuesday 4 October 2011 | 18:05 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
The European Commission has opened two consultations, as part of its Digital Agenda. The first is about non-discriminatory access for alternative operators to incumbents' networks, while the other looks at how wholesale tariffs are calculated. Market parties can submit comments until 28 November. The goal of the European Commission and Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes is simple: stimulate the roll-out of new networks, especially in outlying areas. For the European incumbents, this means FTTH. The EC proposed making EUR 9.2 billion available for this, but it's still unclear exactly

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