Portugal Telecom expands fibre network

Portugal TelecomPortugal Telecom has begun extending its fibre network to Felgueiras, in the Porto region, with 9,000 homes to be connected.

The Altice-owned operator said that the expansion of its network in Felgueiras is part of its plan to pass three million homes with fibre by 2020.

The operator said the expansion would enable Felgueiras residents to have access to better TV picture quality, to connect an unlimited number of TVs without the need for additional set-top boxes and to access high-speed broadband services.

Portugal Telecom plans to build out 30,000km of fibre over five years, connecting three million homes. The company is deploying the NGPON2 technology developed by Altice Labs in Portugal for its build-out.