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G20 falling behind in FTTH, says Council

G20 states are falling behind in the race to deploy fibre-to-the-home, according to the FTTH Council Europe.

According to the global FTTH Councils’ latest FTTH/B rankings, over six million new FTTH subscribers were added globally in the second half of 2009, with South Korea becoming the first country where over half of all households are connected to the internet via FTTH/B connections.

According to the Councils’ new Global Ranking of G20 states, only seven of the group of leading economies are making progress in deploying fibre, with European nations performing particularly poorly.