Vodafone plans to double the size of its fibre network in Portugal in order to cover one million homes by 2015, reports Reuters. ‘We are expanding as we speak to go from 500,000 homes now to one million in two years,’ a spokeswoman told Reuters, without providing details on costs. The expansion is being undertaken as the company looks to compete more effectively against Portugal Telecom (PT) and the newly enlarged entity that will be created from the merger of Zon and Sonaecom. PT’s network is said to already reach 1.6 million homes, a figure that is expected to rise to 2.6 million by 2015 with the telco spending EUR150 million (USD193 million) on the expansion.
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