Global Copper Shutdown Initiatives Market Report 2022 – Economic Analysis and Operator Experiences of Copper Shutdown –


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As ultra-broadband network deployments continue to progress, carriers must decide the fate of their legacy copper networks. Literally, they have to deal with their exit from the age of copper.

Aging copper-based infrastructures are increasingly expensive to maintain, especially when the operator is faced with increasing customer expectations in terms of network performance and quality of service impacted by FTTP standards. Over the past two years, incumbents have begun announcing their copper shutdown dates and implementing the rollback of their incumbent networks.

However, NGA deployment plans are not progressing at the same pace everywhere, and although the migration to fiber continues steadily, a significant portion of broadband access still relies on ADSL.

Based on operators’ direct experiences with copper shutdown initiatives in Europe, Asia and North America, this report aims to provide an in-depth view of how copper shutdown initiatives are unfolding, issues for the different parties and how actors balance the many diverse and sometimes conflicting interests at work behind the shutdown of legacy networks.

Companies cited

  • AT&T

  • China-Mobile

  • China Telecom

  • China Unicom

  • DNA

  • DT

  • Openreach

  • Orange

  • Portugal Telecom

  • Slovak Telekom

  • Swisscom

  • Telecom Italy

  • Telefonica

  • Telenor

  • will

  • Telia

  • Verizon

Main topics covered:

1. Summary

2. Copper cut: current status

2.1. The heritage of the copper network

2.2. Copper infrastructure and broadband technologies

2.3. Demand for gigabit broadband continues to rise

2.4. What is “Copper Shutdown”?

2.5. Fiber and legacy network maintenance puts pressure on carriers

2.6. The dismantling of copper networks should allow significant savings

2.7. Copper dismantling involves four main steps

2.8. Client migration is a critical aspect of legacy network shutdown

2.9. The complexity of copper cutting processes requires investment efforts

2.10. The entire telecommunications ecosystem is impacted by the copper shutdown

3. Drivers and barriers to copper dismantling

3.1. The copper shutdown is motivated by financial and political considerations

3.2. However, disabling existing networks requires long-term investment

3.3. Copper quenching becomes profitable in the long run

4. Global Copper Extinction Prospects

4.1. Overview of the European region

4.2. Overview of the APAC region

4.3. Presentation of the North America region

5. Stop Copper Initiatives – Case Studies

5.1. China Telecom – China

5.2. Orange – France

5.3. Telenor – Norway

5.4. Telefónica – Spain

5.5. Telia – Sweden

5.6. Openreach – United Kingdom

6. Conclusions

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