Luxembourg lights up with ‘LuxFibre’

10 Aug 2011

State owned telco P&T Luxembourg has announced that it will be launching commercial services over its fibre-optic network, dubbed ‘LuxFibre’, in September 2011. Upon launch 85% of the country’s households will have access to theoretical speeds of up to 30Mbps, whilst 25% will be able to utilise speeds of 100Mbps. The government aims to have every home in Luxembourg connected to a fibre-optic, or a cable network capable of the higher speed by 2015, and P&T Luxembourg expects to spend EUR500 million (USD711.6 million) to achieve this.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, at the end of March 2011 160,000 homes in Luxembourg subscribed to high speed internet services, representing a household penetration of around 81.9%.