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Report: £60bn full fibre UK economy boost

Report: £60bn full fibre UK economy boost

Connecting the UK to Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband by 2025 would deliver almost a £60 billion (€68bn) boost to UK productivity – an average of more than £1,700 per worker –…

Broadband boost for UK flat-dwellers

Broadband boost for UK flat-dwellers

A new law will ensure the nine million people in the UK living in blocks of flats aren’t left behind in the Government’s nationwide upgrade to gigabit speed broadband, Digital…

Virgin Media Ireland launches Smart Home packages

Virgin Media Ireland has launched its Smart Home packages, offering customers ultimate flexibility of devices in the home. Partnering with Google and TP-Link, Virgin Media are offering customers a range…

Euskaltel’s FTTH network on sale to finance expansion

Zegona-controlled telco operator Euskaltel plans to sell its FTTH network to finance its national expansion throughout Spain. This plan, however, is being opposed by Euskaltel’s workers who regard the operation…

BT partners all Home Nations football teams

BT has signed a series of deals to become the exclusive lead training sponsor of all Home Nations football teams until 2024. The partnership with all four nations will see…

Openreach rural full fibre boost

Openreach rural full fibre boost

Engineers at UK digital infrastructure business Openreach are trialling a range of new tools and techniques as they work to upgrade 13 of the UK’s rural communities to faster, more…

Study: Brits rate Wi-Fi over partner

When at home, 5.1 million people use broadband every single minute, according to UK multiplay operator TalkTalk. There is a new generation of Britons choosing nights in with family, staying…

Euskaltel seeks new president

Spain’s fifth largest operator Euskaltel, controlled by UK’s Zegona, is seeking a new president following the news that current president Alberto Garcia Erauzkin will not stand for the post in…

StarHub TV completes fibre migration

StarHub TV completes fibre migration

Singapore multiplay operator StarHub has confirmed the completion of its cable-to-fibre migration for its TV and broadband services. “Over the past 10 months, StarHub assisted hundreds of thousands of customers…

Openreach: 29 new FTTP locations

Openreach: 29 new FTTP locations

Openreach, the UK’s digital infrastructure company, has announced 29 towns, cities and boroughs where it will be building new future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology over the next year and a…

Analyst: 40%+ US homes interested in 5G

Research from analyst firm Parks Associates finds that more than 33 per cent of US broadband households cite some level of familiarity with 5G and over 40 per cent of…

Farwerck named KPN CEO

Farwerck named KPN CEO

The Supervisory Board of KPN has announced the appointment of Joost Farwerck as the next CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of KPN, subject to Works Council advice.…

Spain: MásMóvil takes advantage of football war

Spain: MásMóvil takes advantage of football war

MásMóvil, the fourth largest operator in Spain, has seemingly benefitted from the ongoing football war in Spain. Since August 2018, the company has captured some 400,000 broadband lines, whereas Vodafone…

Sunrise tries again on UPC buy

Sunrise is revising its financing on its bid for UPC Switzerland again –  and is reducing the size of the rights issue in a bid to secure shareholder approval for…

KPN cancels move to appoint Leroy

Dutch telco KPN has confirmed it will no longer appoint Dominique Leroy as its next chief executive. She was set to start her new role on December 1st, however she…