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I was told this by my lineman in Peshawar. He told me that the exchange staff are preparing to replace copper with fiber optics as all existing copper and fiber (ONU) connections in our area have gotten saturated and people applying for new connections aren’t getting them.
By the way as far as the saturation of ONU in my area is concerned he is right, but regarding the backbone replacement, I myself, will only believe this when they do replace it. One more thing, given the current electricity situation in our country, i think replacing the somewhat more reliable copper backbones with fiber may not be something we all need because the land-line is something that needs to be utmost reliable as an emergency doesn’t discriminate between time of load-shedding and those times in which there is electricity. If your land-line doesn’t work then it probably should be a more of a bad thing than having a stable internet service is good. What do you think?
Well of course that’s a good thing if they are replacing it all with fiber but than again, its yet to be seen…
As far as i know the copper lines also need power to work but copper line carrying only voice/data signal are not so much power hungry… they have installed power supplies/generator at exchanges so when there’s power outage, phone lines still works. And its been done a long time ago so that’s how u get the impression of copper being more reliable when comes to power outage.