Orange has started a pilot to offer symmertric 50Mbps services in Madrid. The most interesting feature is the price: 44,95EUR, which compared to the current offer of Telefonica (around 80EUR for 30Mbps down, 3Mbps up) is very cheap. Orange, together with Vodafone, are the only operators that can offer a global national FTTH service, as […]Read more "Orange enters into the FTTH arena"
BT announced that they will start offering FTTC and FTTP services starting 25th January. They are planning to cover 40% of the UK by the middle of 2012. It is also very interesting their price structure. They are offering 40 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up for less than 30EUR a month. This is quite cheap […]Read more "BT offers FTTC/P starting 25th January"
Portugal started in 2009 the race for FTTH and things have gone quite well. They have increased by 186% the number of FTTH connections in one year and now there are around 40.000 FTTH customers. Although the volumes of subscribers are not massive, Portugal enters into the club of countries that have more than 1% […]Read more "all our neighbors deploy FTTH"
Telecompaper published a report from WIK Germany comparing the cost of deploying different access technologies in Germany to offer high-speed access in the entire country. They calculate that the cost of deploying a FTTH network to give access to the entire Germany is 120bln EUR, while the cost of deploying VDSL is around 40bln EUR… […]Read more "Deploying Germany-wide FTTH network costs EUR 120 bln??"
The people from Analysys Mason released in december a study about business cases for rural environments. The study states that viability of NGN deployments depend on the existance of available ducting and also on the density of the area to give coverage. The requirement of civil works makes the investment non-viable in most cases, specially […]Read more "FTTH business cases"
The Catalan government want to develop an advanced transport network to give connectivity to their buildings together with offering wholesale services. This network will be a enabler for the deployment of local high-speed access networks, as it will offer capacity at low cost to interconnect the municipalities to the core network. They have just released […]Read more "Public consultation about wholesale network in Catalonia"
I have posted several times about the benefits of FTTH compared to copper-based access solutions in terms of energy efficience. Yesterday, Etisalat has released an study showing the savings in terms of CO2 emissions of an FTTH access network. The study reports that savings can go up to 85%. This is because all the services […]Read more "FTTH saves CO2 emissions"