|Portuguese Incumbent Plans FTTH Acceleration|
Portugal Telecom has provided more detail on its investment plans for FTTH. The €650 million development will follow guidelines prescribed by national regulator Anacom, and keeps the operator on track to meet its ambitious target of 1m FTTH subscribers by the end of 2009.
According to PT, the network “will fundamentally transform the TV, Internet and entertainment experiences of the present and future generations of customers.”
Portugal’s incumbent is not the only player stimulating local FTTx expansion, as market competition from the likes of Sonaecom appears as healthy as ever.
The FTTH Council Europe is set to host its next annual conference in Portugal’s capital city Lisbon, in February next year, by which time the country may have already made great strides toward improving its next-generation broadband penetration.
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