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Digital Agenda biased toward FTTC asserts FTTH Council Europe

While the latest Digital Agenda Scoreboard released this past June 12 shows that Europe is making progress toward the European Commission’s broadband access goals, many countries on the continent are using the wrong approach, says the FTTH Council Europe. The reliance in several areas on upgraded copper-based networks, typically fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) architectures, limits Europe’s long-term broadband growth prospects, the Council believes. Worse, the way the Digital Agenda defines next-generation access (NGA) encourages this mistake, council spokespeople assert.
“European policy makes no distinction between the regulatory regime for low-cost copper upgrades and more expensive but future-proof fiber to the home investments,” states Hartwig Tauber, director general of the FTTH Council Europe. “The result is that regulatory policies effectively promote copper upgrades. Prioritizing copper upgrades and making the pricing regime for copper a central element of the Single Market reforms shows a lack of vision that does not augur well for Europe.”
The fact that the Digital Agenda goals do not take into account what might be required after the European Commission’s 2020 target dates, the European policy effectively encourages carriers to adopt FTTC because it is the cheapest and most expedient approach, the council appears to imply. Thus, these policies aren’t technologically neutral in practice and encourage the use of technologies that the council describes in a press release as “not future-proof or already outdated.”
Therefore, the Commission should be working to make it easier for carriers to afford the expense of fiber to the home if they really want a level technological playing field, the council believes. “We need a greater emphasis on future-proof fiber networks and need to facilitate new models of financing,” Tauber says by way of example.
Such new financing models are essential because the FTTH Council Europe estimates it would take €200 billion to deploy FTTH across the EU and meet the Digital Agenda’s targets. These goals include ensuring that half of European Union households subscribe to broadband services that support download speeds of more than 100 Mbps.
Raising the 200 billion would require investments from outside the telecom sector, paired with what the council referred to in the press release as “major regulatory reform.” Yet the European Commission has yet to forward such proposals, the FTTH Council states.
Source: Lightwaveonline
By FiberStore, Industry News – www.fs.com

Hainan New Housing Will be Installed Fiber To The Home,Users Can Customize Operators

On16, we learned information from housing and construction department of Hainan province, to implement the national ministries to speed up the popularization fiber-to-the-home FTTH fiber optic cables broadband China construction requirements, to promote residential and residential building in the construction of optical fiber to the home, new housing will be comprehensive implement the optical fiber to the home work of Hainan province.

According to the state ministries issued “residential area and residential buildings fiber-to-the-home fiber optic transmission facilities engineering design code” and “residential area and residential buildings fiber-to-the-home communication facilities engineering construction and acceptance standard” requirements: in public telecommunication network is optical fiber transmission at county level and above, the new residential and residential construction mode of communication facilities should use optical fiber to the home construction;

Engineering design must have several equal accesses, user can choose telecommunication business operators. Newly built residential area and residential buildings of underground communication pipe, distribution pipe network, telecommunications, equipment and other communication facilities must be synchronous with residential area and residential buildings construction, synchronous acceptance.

According to introduction, in various cities and counties of Hainan province related departments to strengthen supervision, to solve the optical fiber to the home renovation entry difficult problem. At the same time, encourage and support the conditional villages and towns, rural housing project and residential construction to realize optical fiber to the home. Residential construction unit, realty service enterprise should actively support optical fiber to the home renovation, shall not be restricted telecom operating companies equal access and use, shall not restrict the user options.

China Formal Implementation for Fiber Optic Network Fiber To The Home Needs to be Improved

On April 1, the formal implementation of fiber optic network Fiber To The Home(FTTH) of the policy was put into effect, is the process of city informatization construction and renovation, but in the process of execution, some parts of the acceptance standard has yet to be improved.

MOHURD(Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development) and MIIT(Ministry of Industry and Information) held a teleconference jointly that asked to implement the previous issued FTTH fiber optic cables documents, they are Residential area and residential buildings fiber-to-the-home communication facilities engineering design specifications.

It is worth mentioning that the specification is not only for new residential area, building, and it’s suitable for both residential, building renovation and expansion project of fiber optic transmission, that the fiber to the home faces the first national standards. At the same time, the  policy of the specific implementation, relevant statement to make clear, the user can choose the carrier freely.

In addition, in the process of optical fiber to the home project acceptance, the acceptance by the force of the strength and acceptance standards is also related to the implement of this policy, whether they are in good condition.

In fact, on July 15, 2010, our country had issued national standard of housing and urban-rural development of the residential area and residential buildings communication facilities specification “, “residential and residential building acceptance of communications engineering. Compared with the previous situation, the new “standard” in addition to the new requirement for optical fiber to the home, in the “mandatory norms” is made obviously improve.

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