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 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.