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eir €500m fixed network investment programme

eir €500m fixed network investment programme

eir has launched its fixed network investment programme, which will cost more than €0.5 billion over five years and pass an additional 1.4 million premises with an FTTH network capable…

Canada climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index; Malaysia falls

Canada climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index; Malaysia falls

Netflix has released January data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. A number of…

Iskratel installs GPON FTTH network for ZEOP

The fibre network of French Internet Service Provider (ISP) ZEOP has been upgraded by Iskratel, a European provider of broadband access solutions – enabling the operator to deliver enhanced, triple-play…

Nokia, M-net test 500Gb ‘light show’

Nokia and German service provider M-net are testing ‘probabilistic constellation shaping’ using Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) as part of the preparation for rolling out a new wave division…

Virgin Media multi-gig home broadband trials

Virgin Media multi-gig home broadband trials

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is trialling what it says is the UK’s fastest home broadband after successfully testing a connection offering speeds of more than 8Gbps to homes in…

Japan: KDDI deploys Nokia gigabit G.fast solution

KDDI, a leading telecommunications operator in Japan, is deploying Nokia’s G.fast solution to apartments and multi-dwelling units (MDU) buildings to deliver ultra-broadband services to customers. Reducing the need to install…

Openreach full fibre jobs boost

Openreach full fibre jobs boost

The UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Amber Rudd MP, has welcomed news that Openreach, the UK’s digital network business, will hire 3,000 new trainees – of which…

Nokia, Open Fiber bridge Italy’s digital divide

Open Fiber, the sole wholesale-only player in the Italian broadband market, has selected Nokia for a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout that will bring ultra-broadband services to the small towns and rural…

Spain: FTTH passes 8.2 million lines

Spain: FTTH passes 8.2 million lines

FTTH boomed in Spain in 2018 with a growth of 2 million lines (over 203,000 new lines in just October) for a total of 8.2 million lines, according to the…

Másmóvil reaches 1m broadband subs

Másmóvil, the fourth largest telco in Spain, has reached 1 million broadband subscribers in just two years of operations. The group saw significant growth in 2018 with almost 500,000 new…

Ofcom plans rural connectivity boost

Ofcom plans rural connectivity boost

Mobile and broadband coverage are improving in the UK, but too many rural areas still get a poor signal – according to Ofcom’s major study of the UK’s communications networks.…

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Half of British households could switch to faster broadband today, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found, as it announces a range of action to protect loyal broadband customers and help…

Ofcom sets out geographic market views    

As part of long-term plans to support investment in fibre networks, UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out initial views on how to define geographic markets from 2021, when carrying…

Research highlights broadband speed disparities

Research highlights broadband speed disparities

The slowest broadband in the UK, with an average download speed of 0.14Mbps, is found on Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, according to the latest consumer speed tests collected by…

FTTH warns against misleading Fibre promotions

The FTTH Council has written an open letter to attendees at the Telecoms Council, warning against misleading promotions for fibre speeds and service levels: ‘As the European Electronic Communications Code…

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