Phasing out of copper

Cameron Daniel cdaniel at
Sun Nov 30 00:05:05 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-30 9:19 am, Måns Nilsson wrote:
> Maintaining copper plant is expensive. It will be retired as soon as
> buy-in on FTTH is high enough. Telia Sonera is doing it in Sweden,
> so the trend is global. (OTOH, in Sweden, young people moving out from
> their parents, if they can find somewhere to rent, usually only get a
> fixed connection for Internet access. Telephony is all mobile.)

This is pretty common in other countries as well. At a $JOB-1 in 
Australia all our residential DSL services were provided over ULLs and 
came with a dial tone provided by us but only a tiny fraction of active 
lines ever made or received a call.

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