Spanish telco Telefónica has broken a new record by passing 20 million homes with FTTH – 70 per cent of all households in the country.
The company – which claims to have the largest FTTH network in Europe – has completed the FTTH deployment in the country’s largest cities with 244,000km of cable and is now focussing on the medium and smaller cities, with plans to reach 25 million homes by 2020.
After six years of FTTH deployment, Telefónica already has over 3.5 million customers, 58 per cent of its bandwidth clients with 2.2 million enjoying up to 600 Mbps speeds.
The second FTTH operator is Orange with over 12 million homes with plans to reach 16 million by 2020. Vodafone has 10.3 million FTTH homes.