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Forecast: Sustained broadband spending to 2027

According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks, and data centre industries, predicts that sales of PON equipment for fibre-to-the-home deployments, cable broadband access equipment, and fixed wireless CPE will all increase from 2022 to 2027, as service providers continue to expand their fibre and DOCSIS […]

February 1, 2023

ecta condemns EC Gigabit Connectivity proposals

ecta, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, has analysed the leaked text of the proposed EC Recommendation on the regulatory promotion of Gigabit Connectivity, which is currently in interservice consultation within the European Commission. ecta says it is “stunned” by its content, and denounces this text, given: the absence of a public consultation on a text […]

February 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Truespeed reports prosperous year

Truespeed, the UK full fibre broadband provider, reports is achieved record levels of growth during 2022, by expanding its footprint to 60,000 properties, connecting 13,000 customers, hiring over 80 new employees and supporting several community-focused festivals and initiatives. In 2022, Bath-based Truespeed built to a further 25,000 new properties taking the total cumulative network to […]

February 1, 2023

Forecast: Fibre to dominate APAC fixed comms market

Fixed communications service revenue in Asia-Pacific (APAC) is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.1 per cent to reach $378.5 billion (€348.8bn) in 2027, supported by the growing fixed broadband service adoption, particularly in the emerging markets of the region, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. An analysis of […]

January 31, 2023

Orange Belgium, Telenet sign wholesale agreements

Orange Belgium and Telenet have signed two commercial fixed wholesale agreements which will provide access to each other’s fixed networks and cover both current Hybrid Fiber Coaxial and future FTTH technologies in both network areas. Orange Belgium believes these agreements will foster investment, benefit the customer and competition in the Belgian telecom market. With these […]

January 30, 2023

Spain: FTTH nears 14m lines

The latest CNMC report reveals that 82.1 per cent of all broadband active lines in Spain were FTTH at the end of September, with almost 14 million lines. The country has 16.8 million fixed broadband connections, out of which 15 million have a speed of 100 Mbps o higher. Movistar, Vodafone and Orange control the […]

January 27, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Openreach: Leadership team changes

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach is making some changes to its leadership team in order to continue delivering against its strategic goals. Kim Mears, currently Managing Director Infrastructure Delivery, will retire on March 31st after nearly two decades of service, having joined Openreach in 2006. She will remain as an Executive advisor to Openreach, continue […]

January 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Spain: Nokia delivers 20Gbps FTTH

Nokia has announced that Telefónica Spain has successfully trialled 25G PON technology. The trial, the first in Spain to demonstrate symmetric speeds of 20 Gbps, showed that 25G PON can co-exist with Telefónica’s existing GPON solution. Telefónica, with almost 60 million FTTH homes passed already deployed in their multiple business units, says it can now […]

January 17, 2023

Data: Over 1.3bn fixed broadband connections

By the end of Q3 2022, the number of global fixed broadband connections grew by 1.87 per cent and stood at 1.34 billion. Point Topic recorded a decline in fixed broadband subscriptions in eleven countries which mainly include emerging markets, as well as a handful of mature markets of well developed countries. Other main trends […]

January 16, 2023

ANGA COM 2023: ‘Bookings up 30%’

More than four months before the event, registrations for more than 22,000 sqm gross exhibition space have already been received for ANGA COM 2023. There is currently an increase of more than 30 per cent in booked space from the existing client base alone compared to 2022. Growth is particularly strong in the fibre optics […]

January 10, 2023