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Melita Italia launches new fibre services

Melita Italia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malta-based telecoms and internet services operator Melita, has announced the availability of Diamond Fibra. This internet-only product includes 1000 Mbps, gigabit internet…

Spain: Vodafone, Orange to share networks

Vodafone Spain and Orange have agreed a deal to share their networks (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and optic fibre) to save money, boost efficiency and extend their presence throughout the…

INCA: ‘Full-fibre court ruling disappointing’

INCA: ‘Full-fibre court ruling disappointing’

The UK High Court ruling against alternative provider of wholesale full fibre network infrastructure CityFibre in the challenge to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over fibre advertising is a disappointment…

Trump: ‘America must win 5G race’

Trump: ‘America must win 5G race’

US President Donald Trump has declared that the United States must win the race to provide 5G networks, and that American companies must lead the world in cellular technology. Addressing…

Analysis: Global fixed broadband 1bn by year end

Analysis: Global fixed broadband 1bn by year end

According to Kagan, the global fixed-broadband market is on track to reach 1 billion subscribers by the end of this year, driven by unprecedented growth of fiber connections in Asia…

Ofcom plans fibre network boost

Ofcom plans fibre network boost

As part of its ambitions to see full-fibre broadband available nationwide over the coming years, UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out how regulation could evolve to support competition and…

Openreach consults on ‘full-fibre’ broadband

Openreach consults on ‘full-fibre’ broadband

UK broadband infrastructure provider Openreach has launched a consultation for the country’s leading broadband and telephone providers asking for their views on how it can upgrade consumers and businesses throughout…

France : OTT viewing increasing despite streaming issues

Time spent watching OTT content in France has risen from 3 hours (per viewer) a week in 2016 to 5 hours a week in 2018 according to a study from…

Spain: Government’s €150m aid to extend FTTH

The Spanish Administration has approved a €150 million in grants to extend FTTH to rural areas over the next three years. The funds will come from the national budget (€25…

Salisbury Openreach full fibre first

Salisbury will become the first entire city in the UK to gain access to Openreach’s new, future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, in what is expected to be the fastest city-wide…

Spain: Telefónica prepares for 2.5 Gbps

Spanish telco Telefónica plans to soon offer download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps through its FTTH network. The 2.5 Gbps speed compares to the current 600 Mbps currently on…

Report: Video growth driver for broadband

Report: Video growth driver for broadband

Video software solutions specialist Espial has released its vision paper, Digital Transformation, The New Imperatives for Operators, which reveals the real opportunities available for video operators that embrace a truly…

European FTTH subs up 15.7%

The latest figures of the FTTH Market Panorama prepared by IDATE have been released, revealing forecasts for 2020 and 2025 for the first time. The number of fibre to the…

Study: Build future proof fibre and get 5G “free”

The FTTH Council Europe has revealed the results of its study aimed at quantifying the potential cost savings, which could be made by building converged 5G-fibre networks. In other words,…

ZTE, Netgem strategic partnership

Netgem has signed a strategic partnership with ZTE, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, to offer connected home solutions to European fibre…