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Report: UK telcos digging more than ever

Report: UK telcos digging more than ever

There was a 24 per cent increase in the amount of digging work performed by the UK’s telecoms industry last year, according to Digging up Britain 2021. The report by…

Hispasat secures Amazonas Nexus financing

Hispasat secures Amazonas Nexus financing

The Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has unanimously approved $80.7 million (€71.2m) in financing for Spanish satellite operator Hispasat. This transaction will finance…

GIGAEurope expresses tech trust concerns

GIGAEurope expresses tech trust concerns

Following the EURACTIV-GIGAEurope Digital Debate ‘Trust in the Digital Decade’ on June 21st, GIGAEurope has called for governments, industry and civil society to intensify their partnership to ensure that the…

CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

Spain’s competition regulator the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has given its first phase approval to the merger between telcos and Euskaltel. The €2 billion transaction…

Report: 60% UK consumers unaware of 1Gb broadband

Report: 60% UK consumers unaware of 1Gb broadband

The UK’s ability to capitalise on the roll-out of next-generation gigabit broadband is at risk because too few consumers are aware of the technology and its benefits, according to a…

Altice takes 12.1% BT stake

Altice takes 12.1% BT stake

Altice UK, a business wholly owned by telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, has acquired a 12.1 per cent equity stake in BT Group for a reported £2 billion (€2.3bn). Responding to…

Technicolor claims 20m RDK broadband gateway deployments

Technicolor claims 20m RDK broadband gateway deployments

Service provider technologist Technicolor Connected Home says it has deployed over 20 million RDK broadband gateways for network service providers (NSPs) around the world. Starting back in 2016, Technicolor made…

Study: Disney+ tops US streaming satisfaction

Study: Disney+ tops US streaming satisfaction

When Covid-19 forced Americans to stay home, many turned to streaming, taking solace in their ability to binge-watch entertainment of all shapes and sizes. But it was only a matter…

France: Superfast broadband access tops 50%

France: Superfast broadband access tops 50%

After a record year in 2020, the first quarter of 2021 has marked a turning point, according to findings from telecoms regulator Arcep, which show that  more than half of…

UK: 2.5m behind on their broadband bills

UK: 2.5m behind on their broadband bills

Findings from advisory charity Citizens Advice suggest that 2.5 million people in the UK are behind on their broadband bills, with 700,000 of these falling into the red during Covid.…

BT launches 12-month broadband plans

BT launches 12-month broadband plans

BT has launched a new range of 12-month home broadband plans. The telco says that the shorter plans are available to new customers and are perfect for renters, or those…

Research: Gigabit-speed subs continue rise

Research: Gigabit-speed subs continue rise

Although data usage moderated in Q1 2021 after pandemic-fuelled rapid growth in 2020, subscribers continued to adapt to the new broadband environment by embracing faster speeds, according to the Q1…

Openreach plans 3m more Full Fibre premises

Openreach plans 3m more Full Fibre premises

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has outlined plans to build ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to at least three million more homes and businesses in some of the nation’s hardest-to-serve…

Data: Fibre investment drives French telecom market

Data: Fibre investment drives French telecom market

The annual status report on the French telecoms market from communications regulator ARCEP (l’Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques), show that in 2020, operators’ investments (excluding spending on 5G spectrum)…

Virgin Media reduces carbon footprint by 7%

Virgin Media reduces carbon footprint by 7%

Virgin Media reports it has achieved zero waste to landfill operations for the first time, and since 2014 has reduced its operational carbon footprint (scope 1 and 2) by 46…

Report: Zain best telco for Saudi Arabia gaming

Report: Zain best telco for Saudi Arabia gaming

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published its Game Mode report for the first quarter of 2021, ranking Saudi Arabia’s telecom service providers based on their video game…

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