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Russia emerges as Europe’s FTTH leader

The adoption of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections in Europe continues to grow apace, with Russia emerging as the region’s clear leader after a dramatic 42 per cent increase in FTTH connections in the second half of 2012, according to new figures from the FTTH Council Europe.

Are governments fulfilling their role in meeting the Digital Agenda?


In the mid-nineteenth century the French town of Alençon was an important crossroads between Paris and the West of France, similar in size to its regional rival, Le Mans. Then, the train arrived. Or rather, it didn’t for Alençon. The railroad between Paris and the West cut through Le Mans and Alençon was side-tracked; the latter town slid into a period of economic stagnation, while Le Mans boomed.

Alexander Bard is the keynote speaker at the FTTH Conference 2013 in London


Tech revolution in the FTTH era is key topic of 10th edition of the world’s largest FTTH event
The FTTH Council Europe announced that Alexander Bard, Swedish philosopher and ‘Internet sociologist’ will be the keynote speaker at the FTTH Conference 2013, to be held in London from 19 to 21 February 2013.

Europe should choose future-proof broadband now


Internet, broadband and next-generation information and telecommunications are the pillars upon which Europe will be built.

Euro FTTH switchover “could take 92 years”

Time for change

The switchover from copper-based to completely fibre-based broadband networks in the EU could take 92 years unless the region’s national governments embark on a comprehensive switchover plan, according to UK-based consultancy Ventura Team.

Spain and Luxembourg nudge into Europe’s FTTH leadership table

optic fibre

Uptake of fibre broadband services continues to grow in Europe, with the region’s 35 largest economies seeing a 16% increase in fibre-to-the-home/fibre-to-the-building (FTTH/B) subscribers during the first half of this year to reach 5.95mn, according to the latest figures from industry body the FTTH Council Europe.