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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…

SIRO, Sky partner for Irish gigabit broadband

SIRO, Sky partner for Irish gigabit broadband

Irish open-access wholesale broadband provider SIRO is partnering with multiplay operator Sky Ireland to deliver high speed fibre services to consumers. The partnership is the latest investment by Sky in…

500 Mbps fibre for all Orange convergent subs

Orange Spain has extended its symmetrical 500 Mbps fibre offer to all its convergent subscribers to the LOVE package, claiming to be the first in Spain to provide the highest…

TalkTalk sees TV, fibre growth

TalkTalk has reported 1.6 million customers now benefit from its Fixed Low Price Plans, a year after the telecoms company launched the packages. TalkTalk says it remains the first and…

Spain: Telefónica launches Plastic Optical Fiber

Spanish telco Telefónica is currently testing Plastic Optical Fiber (POF), a network made of plastic which, according to the company, is easy to install in households and guarantees a connection…

Spain: FTTH passes the 6m mark

Spain: FTTH passes the 6m mark

The development of FTTH in Spain is speeding up with more than 6 million lines following the 173,974 rise in September, according to the CNMC. Movistar represented 54.5 per cent…

Vodafone expands UK FTTP with CityFibre

Vodafone is expanding its UK fixed marketing FTTP services with the wholesale operator CityFibre. They plan to connect fibre services to one million homes by 2021 and up to 5…

Italy: No demand for fibre

Italy: No demand for fibre

Italy has made great strides in expanding fixed broadband coverage from 43.9 per cent in 2015 to 72.3 per cent in 2016, reducing the gap from the European average to…

Openreach FTTP ambition welcomed

The UK’s Communications Providers have welcomed the ambition of Openreach, the infrastructure subsidiary of BT, to build a large-scale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the country, with the company’s CEO suggesting…

Spain: FTTH nears 6m lines

Spain: FTTH nears 6m lines

The development of FTTH is at a formidable speed in Spain. Latest figures from the CNMC reveal that FTTH reached 5.89 million lines in August with the addition of 128,710…

First nbn trial connection on driveway tech

nbn, the company building Australia’s national wholesale broadband access network, has activated its first Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) premises as part of its ongoing trials of the network technology in Coburg, a…