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Spain: Government’s €150m aid to extend FTTH

The Spanish Administration has approved a €150 million in grants to extend FTTH to rural areas over the next three years. The funds will come from the national budget (€25…

Salisbury Openreach full fibre first

Salisbury will become the first entire city in the UK to gain access to Openreach’s new, future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, in what is expected to be the fastest city-wide…

C-Band “positive” for major satellite players

There’s positive feedback from Deutsche Bank following a series on US media and broadcasting interviews over the past few days, and including a Regulatory Panel which included Andrew Lipman, a…

OneWeb raises extra $1.25bn for next stage

OneWeb raises extra $1.25bn for next stage

Mega-satellite constellation OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion (€1.1bn) in fresh funding as part of its plan to launch an initial 648 satellites to provide a global broadband service. OneWeb has…

Global Eagle hurt by Boeing crisis

In-Flight Entertainment specialists Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has been hurt by the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft. Currently only 26 of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are fitted…

Spain: Telefónica prepares for 2.5 Gbps

Spanish telco Telefónica plans to soon offer download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps through its FTTH network. The 2.5 Gbps speed compares to the current 600 Mbps currently on…

Report: Video growth driver for broadband

Report: Video growth driver for broadband

Video software solutions specialist Espial has released its vision paper, Digital Transformation, The New Imperatives for Operators, which reveals the real opportunities available for video operators that embrace a truly…

European FTTH subs up 15.7%

The latest figures of the FTTH Market Panorama prepared by IDATE have been released, revealing forecasts for 2020 and 2025 for the first time. The number of fibre to the…

Study: Build future proof fibre and get 5G “free”

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the results of its study aimed at quantifying the potential cost savings, which could be made by building converged 5G-fibre networks. In other words,…

Telesat LEO signs up ‘Super Yacht’ firm as first client

Telesat LEO signs up ‘Super Yacht’ firm as first client

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has signed up its first customer for its proposed Low Earth Orbiting mega-constellation. The new business comes from specialised maritime service provider OmniAccess which focuses on…

OneWeb tests satellites at ground level

Every communications satellite is tested, retested and tested again while on the ground. The reason is obvious: you cannot send a technician into orbit to correct a defect. But OneWeb,…

AirTies, AirSonics secure 30+ operators in North America

AirTies, a provider of managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions to global service providers, and AirSonics, a solutions provider to North American service providers, have revealed that more than 30 regional operators…

Nepal moves closer to ordering a satellite

Nepal moves closer to ordering a satellite

Nepal is looking to order its own communications satellite. More than two years ago it made a ‘Request for Proposals’ from the world’s leading satellite builders, and now has committed…

ZTE, Netgem strategic partnership

Netgem has signed a strategic partnership with ZTE, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, to offer connected home solutions to European fibre…

Vodafone Spain eyes profit in 2020

Vodafone Spain eyes profit in 2020

Vodafone Spain aims to go back to profit in 2020 – the first profits since the acquisition of ONO in 2015. This is the forecast from the company included in…

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