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Study: UK consumers want faster broadband after lockdown

Study: UK consumers want faster broadband after lockdown

Research into the changing habits of 2,000 UK consumers by consulting and IT services specialist NTT DATA UK shows that the Covid-19 lockdown has put connectivity front of mind for…

BT confirms Newcastle as key location

BT’s Gosforth contact centre is set for a multi-million-pound refurbishment as Newcastle has been revealed as a key location in the company’s future plans.  The office will undergo a major…

Research: Brits want to keep home-working

Research: Brits want to keep home-working

Flexible, remote working means many office workers are unlikely to heed calls for a return to the office, with new research from multiplay telco O2 revealing that almost half (45…

Report: Global Internet disruptions spiked in March

Internet and Cloud Intelligence company ThousandEyes has revealed the findings of its inaugural 2020 Internet Performance Report, a first-of-its-kind study of the availability and performance of Internet-related networks, including those…

5G advances in Spain

Orange will start its 5G launch in September in five Spanish cities – Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla and Malaga – becoming the second Spanish telco after Vodafone to provide such…

Ofcom confirms 5G spectrum auction plans

Ofcom confirms 5G spectrum auction plans

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans to auction spectrum to help improve mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G, with bidding set to start in January 2021. According to…

Gigabit speeds for further UK cities

Gigabit speeds for further UK cities

Liberty Global has confirmed the launch of gigabit broadband services from its Virgin Media quadplay operation to almost 1 million homes in the UK cities of Glasgow, Leeds and Bradford.…

BT Q1 down 7% on Covid impact

BT has reported Q1 revenue of £5.24 billion (€5.8bn), down 7 per cent primarily due to the impact of Covid-19, including reduced BT Sport revenue and a reduction in business…

MásMóvil sees “good business momentum” in H1

Spanish telco MásMóvil has presented its H1 results in which the Company, despite the health crisis caused by Covid-19, continues to maintain its growth in adding customers from fixed and…

Research: Connectivity problems under lockdown

Eight and a half million UK households suffered work, schooling or entertainment disruption, or were cut off from their families, thanks to Internet connection problems during the Covid-19 lockdown, a…

Warburg, DTCP in Community Fibre acquisition

Warburg, DTCP in Community Fibre acquisition

Funds advised by private equity firm Warburg and DTCP, an investment management group specialised in technology growth equity and digital infrastructure, have reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake …

Research: Broadband boosts Ireland wellbeing

People across Ireland have relied heavily on broadband to support their physical and mental health while staying at home during the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis – with the majority…

Openreach commits to ‘final third’ Full Fibre

Openreach commits to ‘final third’ Full Fibre

UK digital network infrastructure provider Openreach has outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable FTTP broadband available to more than three million homes and businesses in some of the UK’s…

Harmonic powers Vodafone Gigabit network

Video delivery solutions specialist Harmonic has confirmed that multiplay telco Vodafone is actively rolling out its Gigabit Internet service across Germany using Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised access solution. “During the last…

Ofcom boost for broadband customers

Ofcom boost for broadband customers

Broadband customers who are out of contract are set to benefit from a package of pricing changes and commitments from their providers, following a review by UK comms regulator Ofcom.…

Ofcom updates rail connectivity plans

Ofcom updates rail connectivity plans

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published updated advice to the Government on the airwaves that could be used to improve broadband for rail passengers. In 2018, Ofcom provided initial advice…

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