"The report looks at the rollout of fibre networks around the world. It concludes that there are significant dangers for those countries which are adopting a pure Fibre to the Home (FTTH) approach; that such rollouts are susceptible to the faster roll out of upgraded wireless and DSL networks; and that countries where there is a focus on Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and VDSL will have a much higher take up of fast broadband in the next five years."
I'll have to take his word for that and rely instead on the Analysys Mason press release because the report 'FTTx rollout and capex in developed economies: forecasts 2012–2017' costs an alarming $US7999.
You might recall Analysys Mason. This is the firm that pronounced the design of the NBN Co's FTTH network "prudent and efficient" but that was only in comparison to other ways of rolling out an FTTH network that might have been imprudent and inefficient. Analysys was not asked for their opinion on the prudence or otherwise of FTTH v FTTN.
However some of the arguments that Fletcher quotes from the Analysys Mason report don't seem to be applicable to the NBN.
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