China Telecom plans to increase the number of subscribers using its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services in Shanghai by one million by the end of the year, bringing the total FTTH customer base for the city to 2.3 million, C114 reports Zhang Weihua, the telco’s manager for Shanghai as saying. At the end of 2011, China Telecom’s FTTH network passed 4.5 million homes, with 1.3 million subscribers taking fibre-based services. The telco aims to achieve citywide FTTH coverage by the end of 2015, and have increase the proportion of broadband customers taking fibre services to 90% by that date.
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