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Germany falling behind in fibre says FTTH Council Europe

Germany is in danger of falling behind other countries in Europe in the rollout of fibre networks, according to the FTTH Council Europe.

“Consumers already understand and have started to complain about the ‘up to’ offerings available in Germany today, which cannot provide the speed advertised,” said Hartwig Tauber, director general of the FTTH Council Europe. “Furthermore, the limits on uploading data to the internet are real bottlenecks for consumers who want to upload and share videos or work from home.”

According to the FTTH, only 140,000 subscribers could receive broadband via direct fibre connections as of June, representing fewer than 0.4% of homes.