Four out of five fixed line connections have a fibre flavour, the Broadband Forum has reported, as subscribers broke through the one billion barrier for the first time.
Polish fixed line provider Netia is rolling out what has been described as Europe's first fully virtualised Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) cable network.
Deutsche Telekom is connecting 5,000 Telefónica Deutschland base stations to its fibre network as both German operators look to expand.
Deutsche Telekom has started using artificial intelligence to plot the next steps for its fibre deployment.
Altice Europe could sell stakes in its fibre broadband business, after confirming it is undergoing a strategic review of its asset.
Openreach has unveiled the Wirral, in the north west of England, as the latest location to gain access to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology under its Fibre First programme.
SFR passed almost a quarter of a million new premises with fibre during July and August and increased its 4G and 4G+ coverage, the French telco announced in its latest network update.
Austrian incumbent A1 is extending its fibre broadband network in Upper Austria to 41 new locations, as part of a €40 million-per-year investment plan for the region.
Wind Tre has extended fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity to the city of Matera in the Basilicata region of Italy thanks to its partnership with wholesale network Open Fiber.
Spain's Pepephone has extended the availability of its 200Mbps fibre broadband service via a wholesale agreement with Telefonica's Movistar, it announced late last week.
SIRO will spend €60 million on the rollout of fibre infrastructure in the city of Cork, in the south of Ireland, and certain smaller towns in the wider county, it announced on Monday.
Open Fiber has completed the deployment of its optical transport network across Italy, doubling speeds to 400GBps.
Swedish triple play provider Com Hem has rolled out 1.2GBps fibre to 600,000 households across the country.
Orange Poland has passed three million premises with FTTH technology, with the operator also exploring the potential of 450MHz spectrum to connect the energy sector.
Fibre competition across Germany continues to be fierce as Vodafone rolls out vectoring technology and Deutsche Telekom upgrades its networks to bring faster speeds.
Italian fixed line provider Open Fiber has banked €3.5 billion of funding as it looks to follow through on its plans for full fibre across the country.
Broadband provider Hyperoptic has raised £250 million to fund the rollout of fibre to 50 towns and cities across the UK in 2019.
Deutsche Telekom is continuing its fibre expansion with the introduction of 250MBps speeds to six million households across Germany.
UK fibre provider Openreach is looking to play nice with rivals by slashing its wholesale fees for its FTTP and FTTC services.
The UK Government is looking to turbocharge the country's lacklustre fibre network coverage through a series of market reforms.
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