Fixed operator strategies - 06/01/07

Publié le par Jean Arnal

KT (S. Korea) is ready to roll out FTTH EPON-based network and expects to enrol 800,000 subscribers in 2007.

Neuf Cegetel (France) will roll out in February its new Neuf Box 4, a new multifunction modem, including WiFi, 4-port Ethernet switching, and two USB ports.

TPSA (Poland) will open wholesale ADSL agreements for bitstream broadband services, with six competitors: GTS Energis, E-Telko, eTel Polska, Netia, Telefonia Dialog and Exatel. It will boost competition and price erosion for broadband products.

In Germany, the three major MSOs (Kabel Deutschland, Unity Media et Kabel BW ) may collaborate to compete with DT with a common triple play offer. They could invest $1bn in network upgrading and target adding 6m new users. By 2008, 23m German households would be passed.

Bouygues Telecom and Altitude (both in France) have started talks to offer a joint fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service for the business segment. Launch is scheduled for March 07.

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