Lithuania maintains FTTH lead

December 18, 2013 09.40 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

gala-brollyThe Lithuanian incumbent TEO now has more fibre-optic internet users than those who access the internet via DSL technology.

According to the company, the subscriber figures for the two, seven years after it began constructing its next generation FTTH network, are over 179,000 and about 177,000 respectively.

TEO’s fibre-optic internet service is currently accessible to 94% of residents of multi-family apartment houses and one tenth of residents of individual houses in Lithuania.

The company predicts that over the next 5-7 years, FTTH will be used by over 300,000 of its customers. Lithuania as a whole is a European leader in fibre-optic technology.

According to the most recent data published by the FTTH Council Europe, fibre-optic internet is used by over 30% of the country’s population.

Sweden is in second place with around 23% and Bulgaria third with 17%.