Superfast broadband ‘is about more than just fibre’

Superfast broadband ‘is about more than just fibre’ The debate around the future of superfast broadband in the UK is focused too much on fibre optic networks, and not enough on the data centre infrastructure supporting those networks, according to networking company Brocade. Responding to Chancellor George Osborne’s budget announcements last week, former BT CTO Peter Cochrane told the House of Lords that the UK would be “frozen out of the next industrial revolution” due to slow broadband speeds to the premises. He said that an investment of between £10 billion and £15 billion needs to be made in...

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