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Households need more than gig speeds, conference hears

telecom | 06/04/2018 8:23 pm EDT

TORONTO — The telecom industry will need to look beyond the gigabit threshold in the home to take advantage of better technologies and enhance customer experience, speakers told a telecom conference on Monday. “In reality, the speed in the home needs to go up,” Michael Weening, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at United States-based telecom access provider Calix Inc., said Monday morning. “A gig isn’t enough, not even close...we actually need two gig, three gig, five gig and every single one of those [home] devices need to go at a higher speed.” Weening...