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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…

Iskratel enhances FTTH offering in France

Iskratel, the European provider of broadband access solutions, has announced its partnership with French telecommunications engineering company Telenco Distribution as it continues to expand its activity in the French market.…

Report: Global fixed broadband subs at 1.2bn by 2025

The markets and technologies which will drive continued rapid broadband growth over the next decade have been revealed by Broadband Forum and Point Topic in a report which predicts there…

French FTTH rollouts gaining ground

French FTTH rollouts gaining ground

France’s electronic communications Arcep is publishing has published its scoreboard for the fixed broadband and superfast broadband market (rollouts and subscriptions) in France as of the end of December 2018.…

Full fibre network Zzoomm launches

Experienced fibre network entrepreneur Matthew Hare, who set up and developed UK rural fibre network Gigaclear in 2010, has launched Zzoomm, a new full fibre network operator. Zzoomm will build…

Fastweb, Samsung 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial

Fastweb, Samsung 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial

Samsung Electronics and Italian telco Fastweb are to conduct Italy’s first 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) trial on commercial spectrum. Companies are trialling to demonstrate how 5G FWA networks could…

Report: US digital divide narrowing

Report: US digital divide narrowing

The digital divide between Americans with and without access to modern broadband networks has narrowed substantially, according to the draft 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, which has been circulated by FCC…

eir €500m fixed network investment programme

eir €500m fixed network investment programme

eir has launched its fixed network investment programme, which will cost more than €0.5 billion over five years and pass an additional 1.4 million premises with an FTTH network capable…

Canada climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index; Malaysia falls

Canada climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index; Malaysia falls

Netflix has released January data from its ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. A number of…