Adrian Wooster presented with the SCTE David Hall Award

At their annual Gala Dinner in June, Adrian was presented with the SCTE David Hall Award for his lecture “The Yellow Brick Road to a Copper Sunset” on the path towards a full fibre future.

SCTE David Hall Award

I’m not a regular member of the SCTE whose members are traditionally broadband professionals leaning more towards the cable industry but with new entrant operators, traditional incumbents and cable operators all converging on a full fibre future, I’m keen to use any opportunity to help bring this diverse industry closer together. So I was delighted that the SCTE even asked me to present to their members, let alone present me with this award.

Who better to help the SCTE President, Chris Bailey, present the awards held at Hatfield House, than Henry VIII

SCTE Annual Dinner, Hatfield House, Presentation of SCTE David Hall Award

You can find more about the man after whom the award is named here, and the more in general about the work of the SCTE can be found here.


UK Full Fibre Broadband Market

DI2 asked me to present at their investment workshop in my capacity at Gigaclear during the recent 2019 FTTH Council Conference in Amsterdam. This is Adrian’s perspective on the UK full fibre broadband market.

The presentation looks at how the UK has gone from a laggard in fibre investment to one of the most dynamic developing markets, forecast by iDate to become the second largest fibre market in Europe by 2025. 


Evolving Market (Jan 2013)

From the archive – January 2013. For no special reason, this is the first of the articles from the archives. This looks at the transformation of various market sectors as the evolve into a more cohesive and unified fibre broadband market. I’ve left it unedited so you judge for yourself if it remains relevant or dated.

Evolving Market

It can be argued that the telecommunications market is undergoing what may be the single largest transformations in its history as it migrates away from copper-based services towards fibre-based solutions.

The debate surrounding the shift often focuses on the immediately practical points of the technology choices and the mechanics of who pays for it and how. This short paper instead tries to consider the movements in the market that are underway and how these might best be supported.