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Study: US homes benefit from fixed broadband competition

Findings from a study of the US broadband market by trade body ACA Connects, which represents smaller and medium-sized, independent triple-play companies, suggest the vast majority of Americans now enjoy the fruits of robust broadband competition, and the competitive market will further expand and intensify in the next several years. Key findings: A substantial majority […]

June 27, 2022

Viasat offers “fastest-ever” Internet plan

California-based Viasat has introduced what it describes as its “fastest-ever” internet service plan. Customers in select US markets can now subscribe to Viasat’s new residential plans that will offer “blazing high-speed connections”, allowing customers to do more, faster – from downloading and streaming more movies, videos and content to enjoying a speedier web browsing experience. […]

June 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: 1 in 5 UK homes can’t afford to be online

A nationwide study has found that a third (33 per cent) of Brits would rather cut back on their fuel use than cut back on broadband to save money. However, 20 per cent of Brits cannot afford to be online, leaving them unable to carry out day to day life tasks such as accessing public […]

June 9, 2022

South Africa plans own satellite

South Africa is ready to launch its own satellite to enhance the reach of broadband connectivity in the country, according to Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, Minster of Communications and Digital Technologies. Speaking at the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 in a Partner to Connect session, she told delegates that South Africa was implementing a Broadband Connectivity drive […]

June 9, 2022By Colin Mann

OVBI: 2 TB usage growth surging as subscriber speeds increase

Rising adoption of higher-speed broadband packages is accelerating the number of “super power user” subscribers who consume more than two terabytes (2 TB) of bandwidth per month, according to the 1Q 2022 OVBI (OpenVault Broadband Insights) report. The report was issued today by OpenVault, a market-leading source of SaaS-based revenue and network improvement solutions and […]

June 9, 2022

Viasat record revenues

California-based Viasat reported its 2022 full year revenues rose 24 per cent to a record $2.8 billion (€2.6bn). Viasat told shareholders that while it achieved its Q4 FY2022 outlook and FY2022 goals, Q4 FY2022 had some challenges. The challenges included ViaSat-3’s ground network expansion and delays in both NSA certification of Information Security products and […]

May 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Truespeed announces £8m SW broadband investment

Bath-based Truespeed has amplified the rollout of its full fibre broadband with an £8 million (€9.4m) investment across five additional South West areas. In parallel to adding the new areas of Peasedown St John and Midsomer Norton to its remit, Truespeed is expanding its existing network in Radstock, Keynsham and Saltford. The multi-million pound investment from the […]

May 26, 2022

Forsway adds to Board of Directors

Forsway, a Swedish provider of broadband solutions that combine satellite and telecom networks, has appointed two new Directors to its Board in Karin Thurberg and Siebren de Boer. “We are very pleased to welcome Karin and Siebren to the Forsway Board of Directors,” said Mats Andersson, Chairman. “Their deep knowledge and experience from industry-leading companies […]

May 25, 2022

Ofcom: Two thirds UK homes gigabit ready

UK households looking to get faster home broadband have received a welcome boost, with new figures from regulator Ofcom revealing two thirds of homes can now sign up to gigabit broadband. Ofcom’s latest figures show these speeds are available to 66 per cent of all UK homes (19.3 million) – up from 37 per cent […]

May 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Broadband Forum in major cloud-native network cost breakthrough

Operators globally now have the tools to flexibly plan and build their cloud-native networks and deliver faster services to their customers, thanks to Broadband Forum publishing Release 5.0 of its Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) open-source project. With the Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) market expected to reach $122 billion by 2027, the latest […]

May 20, 2022