Cost Study: Deploying FTTH throughout EU
|published:||Jan 25, 2017|
The FTTH Council Europe today made public the first results of its updated study on the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU.
The cost model calculated the complete overlay of the EU28 countries with fibre (Fibre to the Home) in a greenfield scenario. The cost includes 100% homes passed and 50% connected. Accounting for the already existing fibre coverage and connections (approx. 30% and 10% respectively) the model shows that the outstanding costs of full fibre coverage in the EU are €156 billion.
‘Our model was developed by COMSOF who are network designers and cost modelling experts. I don’t wish to understate the challenge that Europe faces or the size of the investment that will be needed but the challenge should not be overstated either. These cost estimates show that FTTH is achievable throughout the EU.’ said Erzsebet Fitori, Director General of the FTTH Council Europe.
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