NAB: FTTH provides telcos room to work out IPTV

Sometimes, taking little steps lead to great leaps. That's the situation some telcos are in now, "waiting to see the five millionth subscriber to IPTV" before moving off RF. FTTH allows telcos to ease into the television business a bit at a time.
 
Joe Savage, president of the FTTH Council, told NAB Show attendees that FTTH has enough capacity to handle RF video transport, allowing operators to deploy competitive video television services.
 
"We still have work to do to get to the commercial service levels of FTTH in North America," he said, noting only 10 percent of the U.S. population has access to fiber. But, he added, "In greenfields the cost of copper has gone up so much that it's cheaper to put in fiber than copper."
 
 
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