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Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the key role that fibre networks will play in European economic recovery, according to participants at a virtual event – Delivering the Full-Fibre Gigabit Society:…

Openreach to use Nokia fibre solution

Openreach to use Nokia fibre solution

In a further sign that it is moving away from reliance on Huawei as a vendor, UK digital network infrastructure provider Openreach is to deploy Nokia fibre solutions to help…

Virgin Telco launches à la carte packages

Virgin Telco launches à la carte packages

Virgin Telco, Euskaltel’s brand for Spanish expansion, has launched its offer with ‘flexible’ and à la carte packages at low-cost prices from €6 to €89 a month, including all premium…

Openreach partners ADTRAN for 1Gb rollout

Openreach partners ADTRAN for 1Gb rollout

In a move that signals a shift from its reliance on Huawei as a vendor, UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has selected next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions provider…

Openreach reveals digital switch next steps

Openreach reveals digital switch next steps

UK digital network infrastructure provider Openreach has revealed the next steps in its ongoing programme to help upgrade the old analogue phone network to a new digital all-IP world. In…

Report: UK nets stand firm during pandemic

Report: UK nets stand firm during pandemic

Average UK broadband speeds largely held up during the Covid-19 lockdown – despite rising demand from home working, online lessons and TV streaming. Ofcom’s Home Broadband Performance Report reveals how…

BT: £12bn full fibre investment

BT has announced what it describes as “the UK’s biggest communications infrastructure investment in a generation”. Philip Jansen, Chief Executive, commenting on the telco’s Year End results, said that BT…

Slovenia, Croatia set for 10 Gbit/s networks

Slovenia, Croatia set for 10 Gbit/s networks

Broadband solutions provider Iskratel is to provide active and passive telecommunications equipment for the construction of an ultra-fast fibre-optic (XGS-PON and GPON) broadband network in 210 municipalities as part of…

Italy: 43% growth in FTTH connections

Fibre technology now accounts for nearly half of fixed access connections in Italy, according to the latest edition of the Communications Observatory of Italy’s telecommunications sector regulator (AgCom). At the…

UK altnets hail fibre roll out progress

UK altnets hail fibre roll out progress

The UK’s independent network sector has been praised for its significant contribution as the country was revealed as one of the fastest growers in Europe for delivering fibre networks to…

UK MPs examine Covid-19 fibre/5G roll-out impact

UK MPs examine Covid-19 fibre/5G roll-out impact

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK’s lower legislative chamber the House of Commons  has widened the scope of its inquiry into Broadband and the road to…

Study: 172m Euro FTTH homes

Study: 172m Euro FTTH homes

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the 2020 Market Panorama and the latest figures outlining fibre deployment trends in Europe prepared by research institute IDATE. Market Panorama & key findings:…

Altice: Fastfiber launch, Morgan Stanley partnership

Altice: Fastfiber launch, Morgan Stanley partnership

Multiplay operator and media group Altice Europe has established Fastfiber (formerly known as Altice Portugal FTTH), which it says is the largest FTTH wholesaler in Portugal with some four million…

Report: UK altnet full-fibre coverage grows 50%  

A report has revealed that the UK’s independent network providers (altnets) increased their full-fibre coverage by 50 per cent in 2019, up from 23 per cent growth in 2018, to…

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Jeanie York, Virgin Media’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, has shared details of how the UK multiplay operator is managing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. “To make sure we…

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