Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Fiber Deployment to Drive IPTV into Slovenia

A Light Reading article describes Slovenia's plans to spend 450 million euros to deploy fiber to 70 percent of its households. It will use active Ethernet technology from Iskratel, the Slovenian telecom systems company. Telekom Slovenije plans plans to have 100,000 homes connected by the end of 2008 and 300,000 by the end of 2010. By 2015, it plans to have fiber to 434,000 homes, or 70 percent of Slovenia's homes.

IPTV will be an important part of the service bundle on this fiber plant. It is the only service that can really use a significant part of the bandwidth that this fiber plant will provide.

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