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The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council has claimed the UK is at risk of falling well behind other countries when it comes to super-fast broadband services.

Chris Holden, the President of the organisation, told that both the UK and Europe are failing to meet the levels of internet coverage seen across other continents such as Asia.

He explained that there are currently just 2.5 million homes in Europe with fibre access, which is well below the figure of 38 million in Asia.

The expert added that the industry also needs to work on a new way to define the quality of services, as this could boost the rollout of quality connections.

"We want to see clearer targets set out to ensure symmetrical speeds for upload and download, and to make sure that people are aware of the difference and the fact that most fibre networks run only to the cabinet," he outlined.

Mr Holden's comments have come after BT confirmed it has launched fibre-optic broadband services in both Barry and Caerphilly.

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