Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Slovenia Surges

Slovenia, the subject of sardonic commentary here back in early '06 (US poised to drop out of top 20, Slovenia surges) has vindicated my faith in Eastern European get up and go. Their incumbent telephone company, Telekom Slovenije, isn't playing any silly fiber to the (rich) nodes games. From the Light Reading article that occasioned these musings:
European incumbent operator Telekom Slovenije plans to spend up to €450 million (US$620 million) between now and 2015 on a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout in an effort to deliver high-speed access capabilities to 70 percent of households in the small Eastern European country of Slovenia.
Now why can't our incumbent telephone company do the same? (You might recall: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone! Talk about a first-mover advantage.)

Pitiful. Whupped by a country that didn't exist a dozen years ago.....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

a country that didnt excist a dozen years ago? Slovenia has been here all along =P

John said...

Slovenes did, surely. But Slovenia the country dates from the fall of Yugoslavia...

:-)