Tuesday, July 04, 2006

THIRD PIPE://Endesa in PLC, NetCologne and Chunghwa in FTTx

Even if WiMAX has an uncertain future, presumably as a 4G technology, there are plenty of alternatives lining up as fixed line replacement.

Endesa is working with DS2 to turn the power grid into an intelligent network, for both triple play services and utility functions such as meter reading. There is an International Intelligent Network Day in Madrid on July 17.

Both Chunghwa in Taiwan and NetCologne in Germany have big FTTH/FTTB plans.

Bad news as ever for PTTs, especially in Spain where Telefonica finally is experiencing increasing competition (also from ONO, MVNOs and TeliaSonera/Xfera).

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