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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…