Cable leading high speed broadband growth in Norway

Cable operators are boosting high speed broadband penetration in Norway, according to cable association Kabel Norge.

In 2010, the share of Norwegian households having access to at least 50Mbps broadband increased from 19% to 41%. Kabel Norge referred to the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform survey Broadband coverage 2011 that confirmed cable TV networks with HFC fibre technology were thes the main driver for the increase in high speed broadband penetration. The association said Norwegian cable operators had invested over NOK8 billion (€1 billion) upgrading their networks in recent years.

“Cable TV networks now reach one half of Norway’s households, and [it] has become the most important broadband infrastructure in Norway,” said Øyvind Husby, chairman of Kabel Norge.

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