Tag: copper

Internet, Modern Media

The Decommissioning of Copper Gets Real

December 1, 2021

Via: No Jitter

All year I’ve written about how telecom carriers are in the beginning stages of decommissioning their copper wire-based networks. These networks are aging, parts aren’t available, and technicians are retiring. With currently 40 million plain old telephone services (POTS) lines […]

Worldwide equipment

Cutting Copper? You Better Have a Plan

June 23, 2021

Via: No Jitter

As many telco carriers are decommissioning their copper cable infrastructure, end users are forced to seek alternative solutions for these services. Network managers who have a solid transition plan can find services to fit their business needs. For a bit of […]

Internet, Modern Media

The Not-So-Bright Side of Sunsetting Copper Services

May 5, 2021

Via: No Jitter

The issue of sunsetting copper-based telecom services was first addressed in 2014, when AT&T announced a trial to eliminate landlines at Carbon Hill, Ala., and West Delray Beach, Fla. If approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T planned to stop offering […]

Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

How DSPs can Improve Broadband Service Qualification Coverage by 41%

April 2, 2021

Via: Telecom Ramblings

Digital Service Providers (DSPs) today are challenged with broadband service qualification as it is cumbersome and time-consuming. The ineffective service qualification process causes 30-40% of the new customers to experience unserviceability, and 20-30% of the existing subscribers face poor customer […]

Editorial, Unified communications

What are the dilemmas in copper cables moving out to let fiber in?

February 20, 2018

Via: Andy Melman

Telecommunications copper cables mainly belong to the group of outside plat cables (aerial cables, duct/buried cables, last link wire cables) and to the group of central office cables, which serve for signal transmission within buildings. Another producer describes their copper […]

Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

AT&T forced to migrate copper to fiber in areas of fire-ravaged California

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall with fiber facilities. Major damage to public facilities was caused five counties of Northern […]

Networks & Systems

Deploying FTTH is not always a slam dunk

December 12, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

TDS Telecom is a fan of deploying FTTH in the last mile, but as a telco that serves rural areas with copper facilities the service provider targets deployments in areas where it can make a business case work. As of […]


Broadband Forum Gfast certifications jump to 24 vendor platforms

September 7, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

As AT&T, CenturyLink and other providers ramp up their Gfast plans, the Broadband Forum reported that the number of certified interoperable platforms has risen from 7 to 24 in less than three months. Adtran, Exfo and Viavi are amongst the […]

Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon, CWA reach copper network settlement in Pennsylvania

June 6, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have reached an agreement under which the telco will make a number of infrastructure upgrades to its copper infrastructure in Pennsylvania, following complaints that the telco was allegedly not performing necessary upkeep […]

Networks & Systems

Frontier taps Nokia for initial rollout

May 26, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier has begun its journey in Connecticut, aiming the technology to increase in-building broadband speeds for customers that live in apartments and multidwelling units (MDUs) throughout the state. By using Nokia’s technology, Frontier can immediately satisfy its customers’ […]