Telefonica Brazil to expand ultra-speed broadband to 20 new cities

Telefonica Brazil to expand ultra-speed broadband to 20 new cities

By Gram Slattery SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Telefonica Brazil will expand ultra-speed fiber-optic broadband service to users' homes (FTTH) to boost their ...

By Gram SlatterySAO PAULO (Reuters) - Telefonica Brazil will expand ultra-speed fiber-optic broadband service to users' homes (FTTH) to more than 20 new cities in 2018 as Brazil's largest telecommunications company targets growth among the richest customers, a senior executive told Reuters.Vice President of Operations Christian Gebara said in an interview that the number of homes with access to the company's FTTH network will more than double to nearly 15 million over the next three years from the current 7 million."Today we have 87 cities and when we talk about the number of houses approved today, we are talking about 7 million. Our estimate for the next three years is more than double that number," said Gebara at Telefônica Brasil headquarters in Sao Paulo .Telefonica Brazil, which operates under the Vivo brand, is among a number of telecommunications companies in Latin America's largest economy, focusing on fixed broadband as the mobile phone market becomes saturated.I...


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