Aliant’s FTTH progress marches on

3 May 2013

Atlantic Canadian full-service telco Bell Aliant reported on the progress of its ‘FibreOP’ fibre-based triple-play network expansion in the first quarter of 2013, passing an additional 23,000 premises with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in the three-month period (compared to 58,000 new premises passed in 1Q12), taking its FTTH coverage footprint to 679,000 premises at 31 March 2013. 5,000 net new customer premises were connected to the FTTH network in 1Q13, taking FibreOP penetration of premises to 19.6% at the end of March. FibreOP internet customers increased by 18,000 in Q1 to reach 130,000 (of a total broadband customer base of 927,000); FibreOP IPTV customers grew by 15,600 in the quarter to reach 112,500 (of a total IPTV base of 137,000, up by 14,000 in the quarter). Meanwhile, Aliant’s fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network is now close to being completely phased out in favour of FTTH, with just a few thousand remaining premises passed by FTTN, having been reduced from around 250,000 in 2008, TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database shows.

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