NBC News reports fiber optic networks are set to become a reality by 2021 in the U.K. and the U:The announcement comes amid growing interest in the technology, which is gaining traction as technology providers compete for customers in the growing broadband market.
Fiber optic networks use fiber optic cable to transmit data to the end user’s home.
These networks also include other services such as voice and video.
The U.A.E. is among the first countries to roll out fiber optic technology.
The technology has been available in the region since 2011 and is already available in Europe and Australia.
The rollout is a key test for the technology as it is used to deliver broadband services in areas that have been largely underserved by the telecom industry.