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Spain: FTTH reaches 14.6m

FTTH in Spain continues to grown with pace. The number of FTTH lines amounted to 14.6 million in September 2023 according to the latest CNMC report – gaining over 128,000 in a month and 1.1 million versus the same month last year.Movistar is the market leader with 5.3 million FTTH connectionss, representing a market share […]

November 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Zayo Group acquires Globalways

Zayo Group, a provider of fibre-based communications solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globalways, a Stuttgart-based fibre infrastructure and network services company. Zayo said that, once completed, this acquisition will enhance its presence in Europe, aligning with its commitment to enhance its European service offering. The intended acquisition is subject to customary […]

November 20, 2023

Carraun takes 6% stake in Proximus

Xavier Niel-controlled Carraun, the parent company of Irish telco Eir, has confirmed that it holds an approximately 6 per cent interest in Belgian multiplay operator Proximus. Carraun says it is making the investment in Proximus to get exposure to the Belgian leader in connectivity, describing it as “the undisputed domestic leader” in fixed and mobile, […]

November 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Telefónica FTTH: 30m homes by 2026

Spanish telco Telefónica has announced its GPS Plan (Growth, Profitability and Sustainability Plan) for the 2023-2026 period, with the aim of reaching 30 million FTTH homes passed, up from the current 20 million. Overall, the group will have 100 million FTTH passed homes worldwide by that date from the current 70.3 million. In a year, […]

November 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Bell Canada responds to regulator by slashing FTTH capex

Bell Canada is cutting its fibre spend over the next couple of years by C$1 billion (€0.68bn) in protest over the regulators decision on wholesale network access. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) moved to open up fibre networks run by large operators in the major cities of Ontario and Quebec, and set the […]

November 7, 2023

BT H1 “on target”

BT has reported H1 revenue (to September 30th) of £10.4 billion (€11.9bn), in line with the prior year. Adjusted revenue was also at £10.4 billion, up 3 per cent on a pro forma basis due to increased fibre-enabled product sales, inflation-linked pricing and improved lower margin trading in Business partially offset by legacy product decline. […]

November 3, 2023

Most haunted village in Britain goes full fibre

Residents of Pluckley, Kent have now joined the one million homes and businesses across the South East able to upgrade to Openreach’s ultrafast network. The location, named by Guinness World Records as the most haunted village in Britain, has been upgraded to Full Fibre broadband thanks to a partnership between local residents, Openreach and the […]

October 31, 2023

Virgin Media gigabit broadband rolls out in Doncaster

The first phase of work to bring full fibre broadband to Doncaster has been completed, meaning residents can now access Virgin Media services for the first time, offering speeds up to 20 times faster than the local average. Virgin Media says these hyperfast connections, offering top speeds of 1,130Mbps, are perfect for busy households working […]

October 31, 2023

Forecast: NZ fixed comms service revenue to grow

The total fixed communication services revenue in New Zealand is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6 per cent from $1.4 billion (€1.3bn) in 2023 to $1.5 billion in 2028, supported by the growth in the fixed broadband segment, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. An analysis of GlobalData’s […]

October 30, 2023

Telstra/Starlink deal analysed

Australian telco Telstra signed a mobile service agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink back in July 20233. A report from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) says the partnership aims to offer voice-only and voice plus Starlink enabled broadband packages to rural customers in hard-to-reach Australian locations. NSR says that Starlink already has 120,000 customers “signed” for […]

October 27, 2023