Telekom Romania launches 1Gbps FTTH in 13 cities

28 Nov 2014

Nationwide PSTN operator Telekom Romania (formerly RomTelecom) has launched 1Gbps-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services for consumers in 13 cities, in answer to recent high speed broadband upgrades from fibre/cable rivals RCS&RDS and UPC Romania. As reported by Romanian business news site ZF.ro, Telekom Romania’s FTTH network is currently live in the capital Bucharest and twelve other cities: Arad, Baia Mare, Botosani, Brasov, Cluj Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Deva, Galati, Iasi, Suceava and Timisoara, after the former RomTelecom invested EUR85.4 million (USD106.7 million) in fixed network infrastructure in the first nine months of this year. By the end of December the full-service telco aims to pass 500,000 households with its FTTH network. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Telekom’s previous 100Mbps highest consumer broadband speed was offered over fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) in large cities.