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Fiber to the Finns

2:05 PM -- Further evidence that the Europeans are gearing up for a fiber-to-the-whatever explosion comes today from Finland, where Scandinavian incumbent Telia Company is expanding its fiber access rollout to three more towns, where 50,000 households will be passed this year. (See Sonera Pumps Up FTTH.)

Once that rollout is completed, TeliaSonera says it will be passing 400,000 homes with a broadband service that offers speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s.

Next-generation broadband plans are starting to kick in all over Europe just now, with France a real hotbed of activity, though the region has a long way to go before it can claim any serious scale. (See Report: EMEA Set for FTTH Surge, Asia, Europe Dominate FTTH Elite, and EC Stays Firm on FTTH.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading

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