Bell Aliant makes strong progress on FTTH rollout

MTS Allstream will use the upgrade to meet growing customer demand for higher-speed services

Canada’s Bell Aliant made major progress in its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) expansion plan in the second quarter of this year, and now passes 294,000 homes and businesses in Atlantic Canada with the technology – with over half of its FTTH expansion plan still to come.

The company added 8,000 customers for its ‘FibreOP’ broadband service in the second quarter of this year to reach a total of 22,000, with the majority of these being existing customers which migrated from DSL and Fibre-to-the-Node networks.

Bell Aliant also launched its new ‘FibreOP 2.0’ service in April, providing even faster broadband speeds of up to 170 Mbps downstream, and advanced IPTV features such as whole-home PVR.

Total revenues across all operations for the second quarter of this year reached CA$696m, down 1.1 per cent from one year previously, while EBITDA fell 2.8 per cent by the same comparison to reach CA$334m.

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