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Vodafone probe ONO alleged tax fraud

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Vodafone has launched a probe into possible tax fraud at Spain’s largest cable company ONO prior to its acquisition by the British firm. The allegation is ONO ran a network of off-the-books subsidiary companies that traded in call packets, and did not declare Value Added Tax (VAT) worth €60 million on an estimated €250 million of operations. Four employees – […]

Comcast broadband subs near TV customers

Comcast added 315,000 subs to its high-speed internet service as its reported earnings came in slightly ahead of expectations. The increase lifts the number of Comcast broadband subscribers to 21.6 million and suggests it could soon eclipse the number of subscribers to the company’s cable television service. Comcast has 22.4 million cable video subscribers, a number that is shrinking as […]

European Operators move to field trials with ADTRAN

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has G.fast ultra-broadband trials underway with service providers in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The trials demonstrate that G.fast is moving beyond a technology concept toward a commercial reality supported by a portfolio of fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) environmentally sealed platforms. ADTRAN’s G.fast solutions are helping service providers address the unique and varied deployment […]

FTTH gains momentum in Spain

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FTTH is increasingly growing in Spain doubling the number of lines on a year-on-year basis. The latest report from the regulator CNMC reveals that as of August 2014 there were 1,098,110 FTTH lines out of the total 12,598,467 fixed broadband connections in the country, with a growth of 126.6 per cent in comparison with the previous year when FTTH accounted […]

Universal broadband €40bn opportunity

The results of the latest research conducted by Point Topic and Adroit Economics point to a €40 billion opportunity for the SMEs in Europe by the end of the decade. Extending work recently conducted for the European Commission BRESAT project has revealed significant potential for growth and productivity. “Today, broadband is an indispensable tool for governments, businesses and populations in […]

Virgin Media expands in NE England

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Virgin Media is expanding its network to 5,000 more homes across the North East of England providing Internet access at speeds up to 152Mb or eight times faster than the national average. Work is underway to connect more households in Hartlepool, Darlington, Sunderland and Stockton-On-Tees and is expected to be complete by the end of October. The expansion will see […]

‘Europe needs a Gigabit movement’

Calix, one of the major forces behind the gigabit community wave sweeping across the US, is warning that Europe needs to foster a major effort to drive it forward and keep pace with North America and Asia in advanced broadband infrastructure. The comments came on the eve of the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, where Andy Lockhart, senior vice president, […]

Federation boost for India’s cable DSO

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Major Indian cable Multi System Operators (MSOs) are seeking to create momentum for digitisation of the country’s networks with the formation of the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF). Federation members will work on a business model for Phase III and IV digitisation and aim to create a healthy business environment for all stakeholders. Under government guidelines, Phase III is […]

BT Broadband jobs boost

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BT will employ a further 500 engineers to build and maintain its network amid concerns that a host of upcoming infrastructure projects will make contract workers scarce and more expensive. It brings the total recruitment this year by BT Openreach, the division responsible for the network, to around 2,400. Joe Garner, the chief executive of Openreach, said BT’s latest recruitment […]

Quantenna and SoftAtHome partner

Quantenna Communications, a specialist in high performance Wi-Fi, and SoftAtHome, provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a partnership to deliver the next generation of wireless home networks. This partnership covers multiple areas of innovation focused on Wi-Fi and home networking, including: · SOP7 by SoftAtHome as the latest embedded software platform now […]

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