EMEA 2007 (18)
Theme: Access technology trends
Access was once a question of stringing copper - or a string between two paper cups. Wireless access has, in a few years, outpaced wired access so that mobile phones now outnumber all the traditional fixed phones in the world. Fibre brings TV, broadband and inexpensive voice, and even power lines are being used by utilities, or locally at the office factory floor, or home, to provide broadband access. Much of the change, the revolution in telecom, is the result of better access technologies. Technologies already in the pipeline, and others on the way, promise to change the way we communicate, work and play to an even greater degree than anything we have seen.