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Introduction is finding its place in the copper-based broadband upgrade toolkit, providing more bandwidth without the costs of FTTP.


  • will be deployed for both the MDU and the SFU markets, enabling copper-based bandwidth upgrades when local loops are short or where they can be shortened.
  • enables telcos to save costs by reusing existing copper cabling in homes and MDUs because fiber is not pulled into the premise.
  • Bandwidth upgrade decisions go beyond technology. The business case is key and must encompass capex, opex, and regulatory issues, along with competition today and in the future.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the likely deployment scenarios for
  • Examines upgrade paths against existing and future competition.

Key questions answered

  • Where will be deployed and why?
  • What are the key advantages of's technology?
  • What should operators consider when building the business case for
  • How can deployments today help with FTTP deployments in the future?
  • What should vendors do to support telcos with upgrade decision processes?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Market status

  • improves copper’s ability to compete with fiber

Market dynamics

  • Bandwith upgrade decisions go beyond technology

Market outlook

  • Longer term planning should focus on business


  • Further reading
  • Author

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