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In 2016, looked very promising.
Thousands worked at developing and deploying.
It wasn't enough. 
Most carriers are investing
in fiber or 5G instead.


Dark Blue: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom,  Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel

Mid Blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Light Blue: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, Italy

a4gfast2015 programmeParis CDG: May 19-21 Upperside It’s not too late to register. 500 megabit copper is ready to go. The future begins this year. As chair of the event, I promise to get questions answered and keep things lively. Join me. Register here.

In three days, you can meet two dozen of the very best, including the telcos ready to build: 

Trevor Linney of BT, trialling 4,000 lines with a CEO wanting to connect 15 million (“The vast majority of the U.K.). They also lead in to connect wireless sites and extenders

Gerald Clerkx, Telekom Austria, who had the first customer line in the world

Marcel Reitman of Swisscom, in an active trial

Tom Starr of AT&T, coy about 30 million lines

Hubert Mariotte of Orange/France Telecom, 18 million homes to speed up

Hyung Jin Park of Korea, sure to have a surprise

Inventors who have set the standard for more than 20 years

Kevin Foster of BT, Tom Starr of AT&T, Frank van der Putten of Alcatel,

Les Brown of Huawei, Ken Kerpez of ASSIA and more. Pioneers, all.


Sckipio, Ikanos, Lantiq and other chipmakers.

Alcatel, Huawei, Adtran and the other equipment makers.