New study predicts the rise of VDSL technology

7 Aug 2007

VDSL technology could become a mainstream technology in the coming decade, in turn increasing demand for copper lines again, writes Telecompaper citing a new study by iSuppli Corporation. The market intelligence firm believes the decline in demand for copper lines has been greatly overplayed and that operators are now finding it very expensive to roll out fibre-optic lines to customers’ homes. iSuppli thinks telcos will try to maximise the returns on their existing copper-based infrastructure in the coming decade and that VDSL will contribute to healthy sales in that period, whilst conceding it will most probably be replaced by FTTH in the long-term.