The number of fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the building (FTTB) subscribers in Europe increased by 19% over the first nine months of 2015, reaching more than 35.9 million FTTH/B subscribers.
Fiber Nederland (Fiber NL), a provider of triple play and smart home solutions, is acquiring its competitor Stipte (formerly Scarlet Netherlands).
German cable and satellite industry association ZVEI Fachverband Satellit & Kabel expects the preconditions for nationwide analogue cable TV switch-off to be met by the end of 2018.
Dutch FTTH provider Reggefiber, wholly owned by KPN, has added 52,000 homes pasedto its FTTH network during the second quarter.
German fibre-to-the home (FTTH) provider Breitbandversorgung Deutschland (BBV) will launch a comprehensive multiscreen IPTV service for reception on TV sets and mobile devices based on a white label solution from internet TV provider Zattoo.
The Dutch FTTH market increased by 370,000 connections in 2014, with Reggefiber accounting for 77%.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has won 74,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Entertain in Q1 2015.
German cable operator NetCologne has invested more than €30 million into the expansion of its fibre-optic network in 2014.
Germany’s national telco Deutsche Telekom won 65,000 new customers for its domestic IPTV platform Entertain in Q4 2014.
The number of fibre lines in the Netherlands grew to 2.3 million in 2014 from 1.95 million the year before, with penetration rising to 31% from 26%, according to data from the Telecompaper FTTH Monitor.