Every residential and Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) building has a TV or satellite receiving coaxial network and in some European countries it is legal requirement that the building owner must provide TV receiving capabilities to each apartment, called Must Carry Public Service. These TV receiving networks have been upgraded to support higher frequency spectrums due to the analogue switchover to digital TV services.
For fixed line operators, signing a broadband contract with a Single-Family Unit (SFU) is a much easier process. MDUs involve building and apartment owners, and numerous tenants. According to housing statistics from Eurostat, the EU average for the population living in MDUs is 70% and the challenge remains for operators looking to connect residents with unfailing and dependable connectivity.
Fiber: A costly venture
The onus for in-building fiber is ………….