Fake Fibre

On December 3, 2018, Posted by , In Technical Talk, With No Comments

The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council has warned about ‘fake fibre’ marketing, saying that ‘the words “fibre” and “fibre speeds” are increasingly used in advertisements while the advertised product is not genuinely a full fibre connection’. The FTTH Council also said that this could ‘weaken the business case’ for investment in fibre, largely due to customers being misled.
 
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To illustrate this, the FTTH Council quoted a survey conducted in the UK, which suggests that nearly a quarter (24%) of UK customers think that they have full fibre connectivity already, despite this being available to only 3% of UK properties.
 
This announcement was made by the FFTH Council as part of their response to the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) being passed by the EU.
The intent of the EECC is to modernise EU telecoms rules (which were last updated just under ten years ago). It is thought that the updated rules will be beneficial to customers, providing them with better protection and better services, most notably in areas that were not as popular (or may not even have existed) when the rules were last updated, including applications like Whatsapp and Skype.
 
It is likely that the EECC will be formally adopted on 3rd December, with 15th May 2019 being the day when the provisions on intra-EU calls will apply. From then on, member countries will have two years to transpose the regulations into domestic law.
 
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