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Openreach trials to boost broadband upgrade

UK telecoms infrastructure provider Openreach has kicked off a proposal to conduct two trials – in Salisbury and Mildenhall – to prepare the UK for the future nationwide upgrade to…

Truespeed to offer 10Gbps-capable FTTH

Claiming a UK first, full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP Truespeed will start offering residential customers a future-proof, Active Ethernet 10Gbps-capable full fibre service later in 2019. Unlike 10Gbps PON-based…

GPR tech speeds up Openreach upgrade in Salisbury

Openreach engineers will use ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology for the first time to help minimise disruption and speed up the deployment of cutting-edge Fibre-to-the-Premises broadband infrastructure (FTTP) in Salisbury.…

Vendors collaborate for FTTX solution

Three broadband equipment vendors – Emtelle, HellermannTyton and Senko Advanced Components — have revealed the fruits of a collaborative project and launched a brand-new solution into the Fibre-to-the-X (FTTX) market.…

Iskratel carrier-grade PON solution

Broadband access solutions provider Iskratel is claiming that an important milestone in enabling operators to deploy carrier-grade, virtualised PON solutions has been reached with its launched of a complete, integrated…

FTTH Council Europe elects new President

During its General Assembly, the FTTH Council Europe formally adopted its working programme and announced the results of the annual election of its President, Board members and Working Committee Chairs.…

UK ‘altnets’ increase full-fibre coverage by 30%

A report has revealed that the UK’s independent network providers (altnets) increased full-fibre coverage by 30 per cent in 2018, reaching almost 1.3 million premises. Compiled for the Independent Networks…

Ofcom boost for fibre investment

Ofcom boost for fibre investment

Companies laying high-speed fibre cables for broadband and mobile networks will benefit from greater access to Openreach’s telegraph poles and underground tunnels, under draft decisions announced by communications regulator Ofcom.…

UK begins £200m full fibre rollout

The starting gun has been fired on a programme to roll out gigabit-capable full fibre broadband to the most rural and remote locations in the UK, Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright…

Spain: Cellnex pitches Vodafone and Orange alliance

Spain’s broadcasting agency Cellnex is seeking an alliance with Vodafone and Orange and their shared networks. Cellnex has offered to manage the operators’ towers and networks to “monetise” the shared…

BT raises FTTP targets

BT raises FTTP targets

UK telco BT has raised its build targets for Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) from 3 million to 4 million premises passed by March 2021, with the ambition increased from…

MásMóvil delivers record profit

MásMóvil delivers record profit

Spain’s fourth largest telco operator, MásMóvil, reported a net profit of €22 million in the first quarter of the year, up 168 per cent on the same period last year.…

Ofcom: Ultrafast broadband available to 53% of UK

Ofcom: Ultrafast broadband available to 53% of UK

More than half of UK properties can now access ultrafast broadband, according to Ofcom’s latest data on broadband and mobile availability. This interim update to Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report provides…

Euskaltel-MediaMarkt expands in Spain under R brand

The Basque-country telco operator Euskaltel has allied with retail chain MediaMarkt to expand into the whole country under the R brand it currently uses in northern regions like Galicia, León…

Melita Italia launches new fibre services

Melita Italia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malta-based telecoms and internet services operator Melita, has announced the availability of Diamond Fibra. This internet-only product includes 1000 Mbps, gigabit internet…

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