GlobalConnect Group enters Finland FTTH market

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Digital infrastructure provider, GlobalConnect Group has expanded its Northern European footprint by entering the Finnish fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) market, following a successful pilot project in the Helsinki region last year. The pilot saw several thousand people sign up for fibre-based broadband in a move to increase fibre penetration in the country, which the company says has the lowest level in the Nordics.

GlobalConnect brings its experience from large-scale fibre rollouts in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Northern Germany. In addition to the Finnish FTTH pilot, the company has operated on the Finnish market for several years, delivering end-to-end connectivity solutions to enterprises. 

Martin Lippert, CEO at GlobalConnect Group says: “We have studied the Finnish market closely for some time now. It is apparent that there is significant untapped potential in Finland, plus it fits very well into our strategy, utilising our existing fibre network as much as possible. By entering Finland, we now have an FTTH offering in all our markets, to go with a strong and diverse enterprise offering, which means that all parts of society in our operating countries can reap the benefits of our connectivity services and our extensive fibre network.”

Adds Charlotta Rehman, Executive Vice President B2C at GlobalConnect Group: “Finland has a well-developed mobile network, resulting in many Finns being dependent on mobile based broadband solutions, rather than connectivity through a fibre optic network. We believe that fibre will be the foundation to all current and future connectivity and that the current situation in Finland is not sustainable, given the increasing demand and importance of network robustness and data capacity across society.”

Richard Thorpe, chief delivery officer at CityFibre

15 August 2022

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