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UK networks call for shared 5G spectrum

UK networks call for shared 5G spectrum

UK broadband regulator Ofcom needs to consider new approaches to spectrum management to realise the full possibilities of 5G across the country, according to Malcolm Corbett, CEO of INCA (Independent…

Orange/Free: 40-year fibre access obligation imposed

France’s telecoms regulator Arcep (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes) has ruled on a fibre access dispute between dominant telco Orange and Free, clarifying the terms governing…

Telefónica speeds up FTTH deployment in LatAm

Spanish telco Telefónica has announced plans to intensify FTTH deployments in Latin America, replicating the Spanish model, during a meeting with investors in London. The head of Global Networks, Enrique…

Ofcom: ‘Openreach separation broadly satisfactory’

Ofcom: ‘Openreach separation broadly satisfactory’

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published its first progress report on the legal separation of Openreach from its parent company BT. BT agreed in March 2017 to Ofcom’s requirements to…

Eutelsat faces fibre threat from Sky Italia

Eutelsat faces fibre threat from Sky Italia

Sky Italia is following its UK sister operation and is expanding its OTT fibre-based package of channels. Sky Italia will now work with Telecom Italia (TIM) and other telcos. A…

Europe gives regulatory push to fibre investments

The co-legislators gathered today (June 6th) in presence of the European Commission reached an agreement on the European Electronic Communications Code, the piece of legislation aimed at revising the existing…

Frontier selects Nokia next-gen fibre technology

Nokia has announced that Frontier Communications, an integrated US-based communications provider delivering voice, data, high-speed Internet and video services, will deploy Nokia’s XGS-PON technology to deliver faster broadband speeds to…

GTT acquires Interoute

GTT Communications, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fibre networks. “The acquisition…

Fibre, cable 77% of global fixed broadband subs

Fibre and cable networks are dominating the global broadband market, with the technologies now servicing 77 per cent of fixed subscriptions, figures from Point Topic have revealed. According to the…

UK Chancellor: Full-fibre network by 2033

UK Chancellor: Full-fibre network by 2033

Philip Hammond, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, has targeted seeing full-fibre to the premises connections being available to 15 million premises by 2025 and committed to delivering a nationwide…