Brits have homes, Germany apartments. Matt Phillips in Quartz http://bit.ly/1qGY7SC discovered Spain has more elevators per person than any other European country. 65% of Spaniards live in apartment, more than any other Europeans. That's natural for fiber to the basement/G.fast, although Telefonica is still thinking Fiber home. Switzerland is 60% apartments, Germany 53%. FTTB/G.fast is natural there. CTO Bruno Jacobfeuerborn of Deutsche Telekom has been the first to promise G.fast. Other European countries are much lower.
Brits are only 14% apartment dwellers. BT's Trevor Linney is leading in developing "fiber to the distribution point" with G.fast. In fact, they indefinitely postponed their vectored VDSL plans and are waiting to G.fast results. The DP would be the corner and cover up to 16 homes. Mike Fries of Liberty Global bought Virgin, the British cable company. Fries is putting $700M into gigabit cable in Belgium and probably will upgrade England as well. So the 300-700 megabits of G.fast appeals to BT.