At Gigabit Access 2017, Total Telecom caught up with Craig Thomas of Calix who discussed the gigabit network. According to Craig, while FTTH is the end goal it’s not always feasible due to costs or rural locations. The gigabit network therefore needs to be made up of a hybrid of technologies to deliver gigabit access to the end user. As Craig comments in the below video, it doesn’t matter to the end user what technology delivers the required gigabit speeds as long as it does so and does so reliably.
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