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BT bans Huawei from 5G core

BT bans Huawei from 5G core

BT has said it will not use Huawei equipment within the core of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. It still plans to use…

Ofcom proposes broadband universal service providers

Ofcom has proposed to designate BT and KCOM as the UK’s broadband universal service providers. It is also consulting on the obligations that should apply to them in delivering the…

Eutelsat gains broadband carriage over Spain

Eutelsat has signed a distribution agreement with Masmovil to supply its Ka-Sat broadband-by-satellite capacity to users in Spain. The contract offers broadband access speeds of up to 50Mbps and data…

Cable Europe ‘committed to 1GB future’

As the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of European Union adopts a key telecommunications reform, the broadband cable industry signalled its commitment to deliver on the goals of a gigabit…

Inmarsat wins major arbitration award

Speciality services provider RigNet, which supplies telecoms connectivity to oil rig crews, VSAT customers, mobile connectivity and wireless broadband, has suffered a significant set-back in a dispute with Inmarsat. The…

EU to probe Vodafone – Liberty deal

It now seems the EU’s preliminary look at Liberty Global’s multiple asset sale to Vodafone will lead to a full antitrust probe. The decision is due December 11th. The deal…

Russia to build IoT satellite constellation

Russian space agency Roscosmos says it will create a new mega-constellation of satellites to serve Internet of Things demand. The ‘Marathon’ constellation will likely comprise hundreds of craft and operate…

FTTH warns against misleading Fibre promotions

The FTTH Council has written an open letter to attendees at the Telecoms Council, warning against misleading promotions for fibre speeds and service levels: ‘As the European Electronic Communications Code…

Eutelsat helps world’s first 8K channel

Eutelsat carried live 8K signals from Rome’s Vatican City to Japan in order to help launch the world’s first 8K channel for NHK, the country’s public broadcaster. NHK partnered with…

Altice takes €1.8bn FTTH investment

Altice takes €1.8bn FTTH investment

Altice France is selling a group of investors a 49.99 per cent stake in SFR FTTH, a new fibre venture that will bring fibre to 5 million French premises. Allianz…