14. 9. 2021
Presentation at the FTTH Virtual Conference will highlight the importance of operators focusing on the environmental impact of fibre-based access technologies
Kranj, 14 September 2021 – As more European governments look to achieve their
ambitious national sustainability goals, operators and regulators must look
into the environmental impact of fibre-based access technologies and the
adverse effects that wrong Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) choices may have on the
environment. This is the message that will be expressed at the FTTH Virtual
Conference this week by Iskratel.
While European countries such as Germany may be
aware of the carbon intensity of copper-based broadband access, Iskratel Chief
Strategy Officer Janez Ori will explain why their business models and
technologies must also change in his participation at the "Zoom on German
FTTH market" panel at the annual conference. Operators and regulators
should not only contemplate the return on investment or the total cost of
ownership considerations, but also the levels of power consumption and CO2 emissions directly impacting the
“Operators have an obligation when migrating their
business strategies from copper to fibre-based access technologies to make sure
they have considered the environmental impact of their operations,” Ori said.
“It is very important to focus on the amount of power consumption and CO2 emissions in the
atmosphere. Therefore, the industry must not only focus on adopting the most
cost-effective and efficient technologies, but also those that are the most
maintaining a focus on sustainability, Ori will be comparing not only copper-based
and fibre-based access technologies, but also various fibre-based technologies.
This will deliver insights highlighting GPON and XGS-PON FTTH as markedly more
environmentally-friendly than the likes of HFC, VDSL2 and even P2P FTTH technology in terms of data rates, power consumption and
subsequent emissions of CO2 emitted into the
atmosphere. Specifically, Iskratel will emphasise the significant amount of CO2 being generated each
year in Germany, and the magnitude of the environmental damage being done to
the planet with the wrong choice of access technology.