Fastweb reaches 7.8m Italian homes with fibre

Italian broadband operator Fastweb reached 7.8 million homes in 130 cities with its FTTC and FTTH networks at the end of June.

A further 19 cities are in the process of being connected to the FTTC network, while nearly 50 per cent of households can receive speeds of up to 200 Mbps.

In the FTTH segment, the ‘UltraFibra’ service (download speeds up to 1 Gbps), currently available in Milan, Rome, Bologna and Turin, will be expanded to other cities, starting with Genoa, Naples and Bari, where the service will be available from September.

Fastweb’s wireline customer base reached 2.41 million (+7 per cent), with over 923.000 opting for an ultra-broadband offer (+30 per cent). Also, more than 38 per cent of the wireline customer base has download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

Fastweb ended H1 2017 with a 5 per cent growth in revenue to €923 million.

There was more good news for Fastweb, when in July the operator became the fastest ISP in Italy for receiving Netflix, with an average download speed of 3.55 Mbps (up from 3.50 Mbps in June). Vodafone Italia slipped into second place with 3.54 Mbps (no change from June).

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