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Study: FTTH drivers and hurdles in Europe

The FTTH Council Europe has published a study on the FTTH/B1 drivers and hurdles in Europe, prepared by Plum Consulting. The study addresses a key challenge for all decision-makers and the industry: the discrepancy between fibre rollouts and take-up rates. While the FTTH/B rollout coverage in Europe now amounts to 57 per cent and is […]

February 23, 2023

Forecast: 302m European homes passed with FTTH by 2026

The FTTH Council Europe has released two reports: the latest figures of the FTTH Forecasts for 2021 and 2026. and an overview of fibre deployments in rural areas. The market forecasts cover 39 countries and provide an individual analysis for 15 countries. Numbers are consistent with previous estimates and plan for around 197 million homes […]

September 15, 2021

FTTH Council Europe revamps

The FTTH Council Europe has unveiled a new logo and website. The Council says the revamped visual identity is designed to better represent the FTTH Council Europe’s mission to advance full fibre-based connectivity to the whole of Europe. “Our previous logo proudly served the FTTH Council Europe for nearly 17 years. However, the telecoms sector […]

July 1, 2021

FTTH Council sets out priorities; elects Board Members

During its virtual General Assembly, the FTTH Council Europe adopted its work programme and elected new Board members and Work Groups & Committee Chairs. Whilst fibre deployments and uptake are taking place at an increasingly faster pace in Europe, the EU is making significant progress in meeting its connectivity targets. The entire telecoms and digital […]

June 7, 2021

FTTH in 182.6 million EU homes

The total number of homes passed with Fibre to the Home (FTTH) and Fibre to the Building (FTTB) in the EU39 reached nearly 182.6 million homes in September 2020, compared to 172 million in September 2019. The main movers in terms of homes passed in absolute numbers are France (+4.6 million), Italy (+2.8 million), Germany […]

May 12, 2021

FTTH Conference 2021 goes virtual

With just over five months to go to the planned FTTH Conference 2021 in Berlin, it remains unclear when, and in what form, large international conferences and exhibitions will be permitted to run. Following consultation with multiple stakeholders, the FTTH Council Europe said it has reached the conclusion that the probability of being able to […]

April 27, 2021

Study: Adding spare capacity to FTTH reduces 5G costs

The FTTH Council has revealed the results of its second study aimed at quantifying the potential cost savings which could be made by building converged 5G-fibre networks. It demonstrates that deploying FTTH today with sufficient spare capacity will result in significant savings tomorrow for the rollout of 5G networks. “Last year’s study clearly highlighted the […]

December 4, 2020

Study: Copper switch-off benefits environment

The FTTH Council Europe has released a study that highlights the benefits of copper switch off to the environment, society, consumers, investors and operators, as well as possible implications for policy-makers and regulators and calls attention to the challenges and potential solutions that will ease the transition to fibre infrastructures across Europe. Since last year, […]

December 4, 2020

FTTH Conference goes virtual this December

In light of the ongoing pandemic, the FTTH Council Europe has announced that this years FTTH Conference, scheduled for December 2nd – 3rd, will now be a virtual event. The FTTH Council Europe will reschedule the physical FTTH Conference to September 21st-23rd 2021. In a statement, the COuncil said: “We are confident that this decision, […]

September 10, 2020