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Three-fold jump in Gfast certifications

The Broadband Forum has announced that the number of certified-interoperable Gfast solutions has jumped from seven to 24 in less than three months, as mass deployment of the ultrafast access technology…

Nokia puts operators on path to 5G

Nokia puts operators on path to 5G

Nokia is extending its portfolio of ultra-broadband product and technology solutions to give operators new flexibility to meet consumer demand and enhance mobile network performance as they evolve towards 5G.…

20,000 new homes for UPC

20,000 new homes for UPC

Following successful cooperations in the Basel region and in French-speaking Switzerland, from mid-September UPC will also be the new telecommunications provider in the EBL cable network in the Emmental /…

Newsy expanding into cable distribution

Capitalising on its momentum in OTT TV, Newsy, the national news network focused on millennial audiences, has launched a major expansion into the US cable and satellite marketplace, kicked off…

UK names 6 full-fibre trial areas

High speed fibre broadband is to be piloted in six  regions of the UK. The first stage of a £200 million (€218m) publicly funded scheme to help bring the UK’s…

Alphasat Irish broadband by DTH goes bust

Alphasat Communications Ltd (of Ireland), which supplied broadband by satellite to customers in rural Ireland, has appointed liquidators. Alphasat, which was headed by former Irish football star turned pundit Niall…

Iliad H1 revenues up 7%

French telco Iliad has reported H1 revenues are up 7.3 per cent year-on-year to €2,464 million. The Group continued its FTTH rollout drive during the first six months of 2017,…

Ultra-broadband 75% of total LatAm connections in 2022

Dataxis research shows that ultra-broadband subscribers (fibre, high-speed cable and VDSL) will take an increasing share on the total connections in Latin America in the upcoming years. Dataxis expects 25.6…

EchoStar Mobile ready for work

EchoStar XX1 satellite has successfully completed its in-orbit testing, and the craft has been handed over to EchoStar by builder Space Systems/Loral. The satellite is based at 10.25 degrees East…

SES swaps 2 satellite launch vehicles

SES says it is to change launch vehicles and launch slots for its SES-12 and SES-14 satellites. Under the new agreements, SES-12 will be launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle…