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Virgin Media extends gigabit rollout

Virgin Media extends gigabit rollout

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has switched on what it says is the Midlands’ fastest gigabit home broadband service in the city of Birmingham, offering connectivity more than 20 times…

UK: New-build homes to come gigabit-ready

UK: New-build homes to come gigabit-ready

UK Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has confirmed that the government will legislate to make sure new-build homes come with gigabit-speed broadband fit for the future, with the administration suggesting that…

BT to launch gigabit home broadband

Multiplay telco BT is set to launch a new gigabit home broadband service to consumers across the UK later this month. The service will form part of a new range…

FTTH conference postponed to December

The FTTH Conference 2020, scheduled to take place in April 21st-23rd in Berlin, has become the latest industry event to be affected by the Coronavirus. Suggesting that its top priority…

CityFibre ramps up full fibre rollout

CityFibre ramps up full fibre rollout

CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4 billion (€4.6bn) Gigabit City Investment…

UK MPs launch full-fibre, 5G roll-out inquiry

The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched an inquiry into the challenges facing full-fibre and 5G roll-out, examining Government’s pledge to ensure every home and business in…

Nokia enhances fibre access to hasten 5G

Nokia is expanding its fibre access portfolio to include new solutions and innovations that will enable service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to everyone, sooner. The enhanced portfolio includes…

Spain: FTTH tops 10m lines

Spain: FTTH tops 10m lines

FTTH reached 10 million lines in Spain at the end of November 2019, according to telecommunications market data published by competition and markets watchdog the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados…

Hyperoptic tops UK broadband speed charts

Hyperoptic tops UK broadband speed charts

Fibre-to-the-building Internet Service Provider Hyperoptic has been named the fastest broadband provider in the UK in the annual Broadband Genie home broadband awards. Comparison site Broadband Genie’s analysis of 91,000…

Cellnex, Bouygues partner for 5G & FTTH in France

Cellnex, Bouygues partner for 5G & FTTH in France

Spain’s Cellnex and France’s Bouygues Telecom have entered into a strategic partnership to set up a joint company (51 per cent owned by Cellnex and 49 per cent by Bouygues)…

ETSI launches 5th gen Fixed Network group

ETSI has announced the launch of a new group dedicated to specifying the fifth generation of Fixed Network (ETSI ISG F5G). ETSI stated we are entering a new era of…

Movistar FTTH subs up, pay-TV subs down

Full year results from Movistar reveal that in 2019 the Telefónica-owned telco reached 4.3 million FTTH customers, up 9.8 per cent year-on-year, but pay-TV subscribers were down 0.4 per cent…

Google Fiber dropping linear TV

Google Fiber dropping linear TV

Google Fiber, part of the Access division of Alphabet Inc, which provides gigabit fibre broadband Internet and IPTV to a number of locations in the US, will no longer be…

Spain nears 10m FTTH lines

FTTH continues its rapid growth in Spain and now has over 9.7 million lines – up 145,738 since October 2019, according to latest data from the CNMC. Year-on-year. FTTH lines…

DCMS Committee Chair sets out priorities

Following his election as Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Julian Knight MP has set out three areas he sees as priorities during…

Ofcom boost for service upgrades

Ofcom boost for service upgrades

UK comms regulator Ofcom has made changes to its regulations that will help broadband companies upgrade customers to faster broadband more efficiently, and support digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s trials in…