It goes on to say people are willing to have slower speeds for more mobile devices, eg tablets, laptops and mobile phones, and there is already a large portion of the country that have ditched their landlines in favor of mobile devices and mobile data. Its an interesting discussion, because when you look at the evolution path of what LTE and LTE-A speeds are possible, 100Mbps is no longer a wishful dream, Just recently Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo did LTE-A trails and achieved peak speeds of 1Gbps down and 200Mbps up
This technology is probably 2-4 years away but its where we are heading. Fibre to the home maybe nice to have but I?d prefer 1Gps on my tablet, also a lot cheaper to upgrade a cellsite with a fiber connection than running fibre out to everyone?s house.
langi27:I?d prefer 1Gps on my tablet, also a lot cheaper to upgrade a cellsite with a fiber connection than running fibre out to everyone?s house.
I'm with you on this one, I guess we have to get to a place where the general public are willing to drop a physical landline, as it is, there's many locations I know where 3G mobile is present while adsl1 is still work in progress, not to mention the waiting lists on some exchanges/cabinets for broadband.