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Nokia, nbn Australia explore ultra-broadband future

Australia’s nbn [national broadband network] has successfully tested Nokia’s universal NG-PON fibre solution in Nokia’s Melbourne lab facility. The trial achieved aggregate broadband speeds of 102Gbps on a single fibre…

Research: Millions frustrated with bad broadband

Despite a broadband connection being considered a modern day essential, research from UK consumer group Which? research reveals that 12.5 million households are frustrated with poor broadband services. ​To help…

Ofcom may cap Openreach prices

Ofcom is consulting on plans to cut the price BT’s Openreach can charge other telecoms companies for access to its network by up to 40 per cent. Openreach would also…

Spain: Pay-TV subs top 6m

For the first time, pay-TV in Spain has surpassed the 6 million subscribers mark, according to the latest report from Spain’s competition watchdog Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la…

BT fined £42m for Openreach contracts breach

Dominant UK telco BT is to be fined £42 million (€48.5m) for what regulator Ofcom describes as a “serious” breach of its rules, after the company reduced compensation payments to…

Virgin Media makes ultrafast speeds standard

Virgin Media makes ultrafast speeds standard

Quad-play operator Virgin Media has become the first widely-available UK broadband provider to offer ultrafast speeds of 100Mbps and above as standard as it revamps its bundles and launches the…

Filmbox OnDemand on Magyar Telekom

Global Pay TV operator SPI / Filmbox has launched online and STB service called Filmbox OnDemand with Magyar Telekom, Hungary’s largest telecommunication operator. Filmbox OnDemand, offers a custom selection of…

BT Openreach trains engineers with VR

Openreach has announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit 1,500 trainees as part of its drive to improve customer service and invest in the operation…

Altice appoints Zerbib CTO

Altice appoints Zerbib CTO

Altice, the Netherlands-based multinational telco, has announced that Bruno Zerbib has joined the management team as Altice Group Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. He will lead Altice’s global technology and…

US: 2.7m broadband additions

According to findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG), the fourteen largest cable and telephone providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – acquired about…