gnfb:sbiddle:gnfb:Damm this will be good it will be like living in Europe 5 years ago.
Considiring how rare FTTH is across Europe that should really read "in Europe in 5 years time"
Within another year the UK will have FTTN infrastructure (using ADSL2+ and VDSL2 when close to the node) that replicates what NZ has had for the last 2 years. They don't quite match NZ though with 83% of premises having internet speeds of 10Mbps or greater.
I dont have clue what you are talking about LOL All i know is when I visit the uk last year it took me 5 mins to download a tv show compared to 30 and that was in just ordinary domestic households. There seemed to be wifi everywhere not that it mattered as unlimited phone data was less than 20 pound a month. I bet that 83% you are talking about are all in Auckland or Wellington.
This is getting slightly OT but no, I'm not talking about just Auckland and Wellington.
With the cabinetisation project over 80% of NZ premises have ADSL2+ sync speeds of over 10Mbps and with VDSL available delivering up to 70Mbps in just over half of these. Very few countries have figures anywhere near this.
There are various reasons why a show could take 5 mins vs 30 mins to download, but in terms of last mile connectivity NZ already has a world class network.