VIAVI Solutions has released the latest data from its Gigabit Monitor, which points to 301million people across 49 countries now enjoying gigabit data. This represents an increase in gigabit internet deployments of 38 per cent since May 2017. It means that 4.2 per cent of the global population now has gigabit internet available to them.
Vodafone plans to invest about €2 billion over the next four years to provide around 13.7 million new gigabit broadband connections to homes and businesses in Germany, its biggest European market.
Under the Gigabit Investment Plan, Vodafone Germany will target 100,000 companies in around 2,000 business parks, one million homes in rural areas, and 12.6 million cable customers.
The popularity of gigabit services has soared over the past year, and there are now at least 603 operations around the world offering gigabit internet services, a jump of 72 percent since June 2016, according to test and measurement vendor Viavi Solutions.
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