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Forecast: Sustained broadband spending to 2027

According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks, and data centre industries, predicts that sales of PON equipment for fibre-to-the-home deployments, cable broadband access equipment, and fixed wireless CPE will all increase from 2022 to 2027, as service providers continue to expand their fibre and DOCSIS […]

February 1, 2023

Canada: Galaxy secures OneWeb capacity

OneWeb and Galaxy Broadband Communications, the Ontario-based satellite service company that provides telecommunications services to enterprise customers, have announced a $50 million (€45.8m) multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across Canada including the northern territory of Nunavut. Powered by OneWeb’s LEO satellite communications network, Galaxy offers connectivity services designed specifically […]

February 1, 2023

Truespeed reports prosperous year

Truespeed, the UK full fibre broadband provider, reports is achieved record levels of growth during 2022, by expanding its footprint to 60,000 properties, connecting 13,000 customers, hiring over 80 new employees and supporting several community-focused festivals and initiatives. In 2022, Bath-based Truespeed built to a further 25,000 new properties taking the total cumulative network to […]

February 1, 2023

South Africa wants faster broadband licences

There are complaints about South Africa’s ICASA regarding the length of time the media regulator is taking to issue network and service licences for broadband operators. South Africa’s Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) says that ICASA is undermining the sectors growth and development. ISPA, which has about 220 members (mainly ISPs), said that it wants […]

January 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spain: FTTH nears 14m lines

The latest CNMC report reveals that 82.1 per cent of all broadband active lines in Spain were FTTH at the end of September, with almost 14 million lines. The country has 16.8 million fixed broadband connections, out of which 15 million have a speed of 100 Mbps o higher. Movistar, Vodafone and Orange control the […]

January 27, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

BT ‘explains’ 14% inflation+ price hike

Millions of BT and EE broadband customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 14.4 per cent this spring as the cost of living crisis continues to take hold. ISPs can increase prices mid-contract by the rate of inflation plus an extra amount on top, as set out in their terms and conditions. […]

January 18, 2023

Data: Over 1.3bn fixed broadband connections

By the end of Q3 2022, the number of global fixed broadband connections grew by 1.87 per cent and stood at 1.34 billion. Point Topic recorded a decline in fixed broadband subscriptions in eleven countries which mainly include emerging markets, as well as a handful of mature markets of well developed countries. Other main trends […]

January 16, 2023

ANGA COM 2023: ‘Bookings up 30%’

More than four months before the event, registrations for more than 22,000 sqm gross exhibition space have already been received for ANGA COM 2023. There is currently an increase of more than 30 per cent in booked space from the existing client base alone compared to 2022. Growth is particularly strong in the fibre optics […]

January 10, 2023

Broadband boost for UK homes

New homes in England will be built with gigabit broadband connections and telecoms firms will be able to get faster broadband to nine million people living in blocks of flats across the UK, thanks to new laws the government has brought into force. Ministers have amended the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure that new homes […]

January 6, 2023By Colin Mann

ICASA readies for increase in broadband demand

South Africa’s media and communications regulator, ICASA, has identified seven spectrum bands for auction and subsequent licensing for 4G/5G and future mobile telecoms services. The seven bands are the first new cellular frequencies made available in South Africa for some 15 years. The seven bands are: · IMT700: 703-733MHz and 758-788MHz · IMT750: 733-758MHz · […]

January 3, 2023By Chris Forrester