Vivo, Telefonica's Brazil subsidiary, has set a goal to expand its Fiber to the Home services to 230,000 subscribers by the end of this year.
With a surged in fixed Internet traffic already in progress and growth forecast to outstrip mobile data traffic in many countries, it's time to address fixed Internet issues, like broadband speeds, data caps, and usage patterns, in both commercial rollouts and in regulation.
Verizon said in 2012 it invested over $549 million in its California wireline networks and IT infrastructure with a particular focus on expanding its FiOS data and video service.
Vodafone and France Telecom-Orange's Spanish subsidiaries are investing up to €1 billion ($1.3 billion) to build out a joint Fiber to the Home network covering 50 of Spain's major cities.
BT is extending the coverage of its fiber-based broadband services in Cornwall to 95 percent of area homes, up from the 80 percent mark it originally set, by 2014.
AgCom, Italy's telecom regulator, on Monday revealed the prices for wholesale access to Telecom Italia's (NYSE: TI) passive FTTX network infrastructure (i.e., ducts and manholes) and active infrastructure (i.e., bitstream NGA and Vula).
Manitoba, Canada-based MTS on Monday announced that it is using Pace's bonded VDSL2/ADSL2+ residential gateway to expand the rate and reach of its growing VDSL2 and FTTH networks.
Verizon Communications on Monday said that it spent over $347 million on its wireline networks and IT infrastructure in Florida, including the Tampa Bay area, in 2012.
BT Openreach on Wednesday outlined its plans to connect its growing Fiber to the X (FTTx) network to over 1.2 million additional new premises, bringing its total footprint to about 19 million premises.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, was told on Thursday by the country's regulator ComReg that it will have to make any of its new last mile Fiber to the Cabinet and Fiber to the Premises networks accessible to competitors.