Germany’s fibre rollout: Outlook to 2022 and beyond

Por Outvise

30 març 2022

Germany has exhibited the third-highest growth rate for FTTH deployment in Europe, with an increase of 66% compared to last year. But, despite these promising statistics, there is still much work to do. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – which underlined the importance of high speed connectivity – fibre broadband installation is a national priority. The German government has outlined ambitious fibre rollout goals for 2025, but challenges lie ahead.

Germany's fibre rollout: Outlook to 2022 and beyond - Talent [R]evolution

Despite the weight that’s being thrown behind fibre rollout in Germany, the nation lags behind comparable economies. Currently, only 5.4% of German households have access to fibre broadband. Meanwhile, just over a third of these lines are actually active, with 36% of German consumers taking advantage of a fibre subscription. In comparison to other developed economies like South Korea and Sweden, whose fibre availability stands at 70%+, these numbers are fairly dismal.

So how did Germany, a central European country that otherwise excels in infrastructure, end up in this position?

Continue reading to uncover why Germany is lagging behind its peers: 

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