No killer app for fibre to the home

Many telcos are still trying to figure out what to do with the huge bandwidth on 1Gbps FTTH networks. Most agree that getting a return on their huge investments will require more than just one single application.

It is one of the standard questions that Asia Pacific ultrafast broadband operators get asked: What on earth are you going to do with the huge bandwidth on these 1Gbps FTTH services? In the past few weeks, as I’ve attended Broadband World Forum Asia in Hong Kong and then travelled around the region talking to operators and vendors about superfast broadband, some answers have become clearer.

First, in Hong Kong, two of the region’s leading broadband operators, Korea Telecom and Japanese operator NTT West, outlined how they were aiming to get a return on the huge investments they had made in their FTTH networks.



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