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The glass fiber Expansion was unnecessary?

the Expansion of The fibre network in Switzerland is being driven forward for years, the costs are in the billions. The new mobile radio standard 5G, but the qu

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The glass fiber Expansion was unnecessary?

the Expansion of The fibre network in Switzerland is being driven forward for years, the costs are in the billions. The new mobile radio standard 5G, but the question of whether it takes the fast fixed-line network connections at all. 5G, to be introduced this year, allows a movie in just a few seconds to download.

5G will reach the speed of fiber optic networks, says Comparis-expert Claude Frick of the "Eastern Switzerland on Sunday". According to the paper, an investment threatens to ruin – funded by the taxpayer. In recent years, urban electricity have invested works and rural communities, together with the Swisscom in the future. On fees, the billions in investments should be amortized over a useful life of about 30 years.

If this is in the sense of the consumer, doubted Frick. So it is much cheaper, a radio antenna, to lay than roads to tear open and the pipes in the apartments. The 5G reception will be in ten years, so that all applications could be covered in a household at the same time.

Swisscom is on track of course

the persons responsible at Swisscom seem to be aware of. Connections have been propagated several years ago in the households are now connected neighbourhoods. The fine distribution of successes, then using the existing copper cable, which can transfer thanks to new technologies, more data at the same time (VDSL2 Vectoring).

An example from the Canton of Fribourg shows the change in strategy: in 2012, it was the stated goal of 90 percent of Fribourg to the fibre-optic network to connect. Cost: 500 to 600 million francs. Meanwhile, Swisscom is dropped out of the project and focuses on the last mile to the copper cable.

"Swisscom is abandoned for reasons of cost, the wide-branched optical fibre network," says Frick, the "Eastern Switzerland on Sunday". Probably it had something to do with the fact that they look at risk investment in the face of the 5G network.

power plants continue to hope

But there are also arguments for the fiber optic network. The Berne telecommunications provider of Swiss Fibre Net is to see a study, whether the ground-based networks will soon be obsolete.

The conclusion of the study was that the fibre-optic networks would benefit from the 5G-introduction. The radio antenna should be connected to the FibreOptic network, so that they could develop their potential. Thus the electricity companies benefited. However, a coarse grid is sufficient.

"I don't think 5G will ever be a worthy Alternative to a glass fiber connection," says in addition, telecoms expert Ralf Beyeler of the "Eastern Switzerland on Sunday". For a 5G ceiling-reception need there are thousands of new antennas. And: "If in the evening, for example, all at the same time there is a Football match you want to watch, it would break the mobile radio network together," says the expert. (oli)

Created: 27.01.2019, 18:34 PM

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