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Vodafone, Huawei trial Fixed Access Network Slicing

Vodafone, Huawei trial Fixed Access Network Slicing

Vodafone and Huawei have conducted a successful field trial of Fixed Access Network Slicing. The virtual access network solution partitions a physical fibre to the home (FTTH) network into multiple…

BT launches ‘100Mbps’ Fibre broadband

BT Consumer is now offering a 100 megabits per second (Mbps) speed guarantee for its new Ultrafast Fibre broadband packages. BT is launching two new Ultrafast Fibre packages with speeds…

Italy: 16.4m fixed broadband lines

The number of fixed broadband lines in Italy reached 16.4 million units in the first nine months of 2017, increasing by 950,000 units on an annual basis. The data, published…

Altice to spin off US ops

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media company Altice N.V. is to separate Altice USA Inc. from Altice N.V. (which will be renamed Altice Europe). The separation will enable each…

Spain: State aid for local FTTH

The Spanish Administration will grant €104.9 million in public funds to 33 operators to extend the deployment of FTTH at a minimum speed of 100 Mbps to small cities and…

Liberty Global sells Austrian operations to T-Mobile Austria

International TV and broadband company Liberty Global has reached an agreement to sell its Austrian operations, UPC Austria, to Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile Austria. At September 30th, 2017, UPC Austria’s…

Movistar Plus leaves Hispasat

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar Plus has ceased distribution through Hispasat after more than 20 years. Over recent months, the platform has been migrating its near 900,000 subscribers via Hispasat (30º…

SIRO and Huawei trial 10Gbs

Irish wholesale broadband provider SIRO, an ESB-Vodafone joint venture, is testing fibre technology that could offer symmetrical 10GBps connections. The company worked with Huawei to trial XGS-PON technology on its…

Orange Spain speeds up fibre optic deployment

Orange Spain speeds up fibre optic deployment

Orange Spain says it will increase its investment in fibre optic by €2 billion and surpass 16 million homes and businesses by 2020 – two million more lines than initially…

Spain: Optic-fibre price war

Spain: Optic-fibre price war

Spanish telco operators have entered into a price war to capture new customers with low cost optic-fibre offers. With their OMV subsidiaries Telefónica through Tuenti; Vodafone through Lowi; and Orange…

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