Can ADSL and fiber play nicely?

This week's edition of our networking podcast asks if it is possible for ADSL2+ investments to co-exist with the proposed National Broadband Network.

Probably the silliest urban myth surrounding Fibre to the Node (FTTN) is the idea that optical signals interfere with electrical signals.

However, there is one problem: the VDSL-based network proposed to connect nodes to homes can cause problems for ADSL2+ services from the same exchange - and ISPs fear that their ADSL2+ investments will be stranded by the proposed National Broadband Network.

To explore whether VDSL and ADSL can co-exist, Richard Chirgwin spoke to ADSL standards expert Dr Paul Brooks of Layer 10 Consulting.

To listen to the show, click here !

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