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.
Proximus is being charged with building a future-proofed fibre network across Flanders, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the region's President.
Vodafone UK has began live trials of its fibre broadband service and introduced new products to its Internet of Things range.
Cosmote has activated Greece's first Fibre to the Home connection and is planning to install the technology across the country by 2022 through a €2 billion investment plan.
Telefónica Deutschland has started work on its fibre network expansion which it said would help lay the foundation for 5G services, as UK provider Openreach signs up Huawei and Nokia for its own fixed line rollout.
Three UK is looking to bolster its 5G preparations by signing a deal with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to give it better access to fibre networks.
Deutsche Telekom is spending €1.1 billion to roll out fibre across the 179 cities and municipalities of the Stuttgart region as well as strengthening its LTE network.
Fifteen Orange Romania customers have had a sneak peek of fixed-wireless access, after being chosen for a trial of the technology from the operator, Cisco and Samsung.
Vodafone Spain has held a live demonstration of the Facebook-designed Voyager optical technology that it said can improve the quality and consistency of fibre networks.
French regulator Arcep has warned Orange and SFR that they need to sharpen up their FTTH rollout plans if they are to meet new commitments to bring the technology to less densely populated parts of the country.
German altnet Deutsche Glasfaser has broken ground on the construction of its FTTP network in Rödermark, Hesse.
Rostelecom this week announced that it has rolled out fibre infrastructure for Russian gas company SVGC, and separately installed WiFi access points in the town of Vologda.
Openreach this week announced it will roll out full fibre to 2,500 homes in Nottinghamshire, having received BDUK funding to assist with the process.
Deutsche Telekom last work formally began work on the rollout of fibre infrastructure in Hamburg as part of a broader scheme to connect German businesses to fibre.
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