Sunday, 23 November 2008

Regulators blog too (in Espagnol) + Dutch Radio on KPN/Reggefiber

The Spanish Regulator CMT blogs ! Their CMT blog actually linked to my blog. I actually found them looking for post's on the Reggefiber/KPN story, via the British Fibrevolution , which ofcourse got its name from Benoit's Fiberevolution . The Spanish also link to Tim's Communication's Breakdown and how everything depends on a Regulator! (BTW according to Tim's twitters OPTA will publish the long awaited FTTH paper at 7PM tomorrow)

BTW on the Reggefiber/KPN story; you should have already seen James' Eurotelcoblog piece where he answers my question of where KPN got the money for the investment.

Dutch Radio 1 also has an item on the Reggefiber/KPN story. They have an interview (in Dutch) with Gaby ter Keurs, the marketingdirector of Reggefiber. Absolutely no denying Vincent's story . Congratulations Vincent! Good scoop! Usual words on how it costs between 1000-1500 euro per sub

Ziggo is also in the broadcast. They're giving the usual story on how their network is 80% fibre. How they will reach 300Mbit/s. (great marketing btw, fibre should go with standard 1Gbit to every house as 100Mbit just sounds lame) But interestingly enough, they don't deny that fibre is the end game and kind of acknowledge that. (must have been a slip of the tongue)

Good question is whether the fiber network will be cheaper. No real answer to that question. However the marketing guy of Regge could have been a bit more confident there. Their investment of 1000-1500 might give lower prices as it is significantly lower than the €1560 per connection paid by Ziggo's owners. Plus the owners KPN and Regge seem to have a longer term view than the owners of Ziggo. (UPC is in better shape as said previously)

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