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Report: £60bn full fibre UK economy boost

Report: £60bn full fibre UK economy boost

Connecting the UK to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband by 2025 would deliver almost a £60 billion (€68bn) boost to UK productivity – an average of more than £1,700 per worker –…

Broadband boost for UK flat-dwellers

Broadband boost for UK flat-dwellers

A new law will ensure the nine million people in the UK living in blocks of flats aren’t left behind in the Government’s nationwide upgrade to gigabit speed broadband, Digital…

Euskaltel’s FTTH network on sale to finance expansion

Zegona-controlled telco operator Euskaltel plans to sell its FTTH network to finance its national expansion throughout Spain. This plan, however, is being opposed by Euskaltel’s workers who regard the operation…

Openreach rural full fibre boost

Openreach rural full fibre boost

Engineers at UK digital infrastructure business Openreach are trialling a range of new tools and techniques as they work to upgrade 13 of the UK’s rural communities to faster, more…

StarHub TV completes fibre migration

StarHub TV completes fibre migration

Singapore multiplay operator StarHub has confirmed the completion of its cable-to-fibre migration for its TV and broadband services. “Over the past 10 months, StarHub assisted hundreds of thousands of customers…

Openreach: 29 new FTTP locations

Openreach: 29 new FTTP locations

Openreach, the UK’s digital infrastructure company, has announced 29 towns, cities and boroughs where it will be building new future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology over the next year and a…

Spain: MásMóvil to share FTTH with Orange

MásMóvil has announced a new fibre and mobile network agreement with Orange Spain that is says will allow the Company to improve its competitive position and increase its profitability in…

Virgin Media launches Gig1

Virgin Media launches Gig1

Virgin Media has switched on what it claims is the UK’s fastest gigabit home broadband services across Southampton. It is the first city to benefit from the company’s plan to…

Sky, BUUK full fibre partnership

Sky, BUUK full fibre partnership

UK multiplay operator Sky and last-mile multiutility networks provider BUUK Infrastructure have formed a strategic partnership that will see Sky obtain wholesale access to BUUK’s full fibre networks across the…

Report: Full-fibre up from 7% to 8% of UK homes

Nearly 2.5 million UK homes and businesses can now access full-fibre broadband, Ofcom’s latest data on broadband and mobile availability reveals. This interim update to the regulator’s annual Connected Nations…

FTTH boosts pay-TV subs in Portugal

FTTH boosts pay-TV subs in Portugal

Portugal reached nearly 4 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of the first half of 2019, a growth of 2.3 per cent year-on-year and accounting for a 86 per cent…

Spain: FTTH lines reach 9.4m

The number of FTTH lines in Spain continues growing with almost 9.4 million as of June 30th – 1.8 million more than a year earlier, according to CNMC’s data. The monthly…

France: Iliad, InfraVia in fibre rollout talks

Iliad Group and InfraVia, a French private equity firm specialised in infrastructure, have entered into exclusive talks to set up a partnership aimed at accelerating FTTH rollouts outside densely populated…

Sky backing Liberty fibre net to take on BT?

Sky backing Liberty fibre net to take on BT?

Sky is in talks over a potential investment in a new full fibre network to be built by Liberty Global that could substantially raise pressure on BT in the UK…

Spain: Vodafone’s FTTH network for sale?

Spain: Vodafone’s FTTH network for sale?

Vodafone Spain is reportedly seeking to sell its FTTH network to finance its operations in the country, accoridng to Expansion. The company would be looking at bids from investment funds…

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