Why do we need fibre? The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council attempted to provide an answer at its annual conference last week.
The FTTH Council has revealed that it would cost €156 billion to make FTTH technology reach 100 percent of homes in Europe, as the number of subscribers grew 33 percent in the 12 months to September 2016.
The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has launched an investigation into a Flash Fiber, a FTTH joint venture between Telecom Italia (TIM) and Swisscom subsidiary Fastweb.
Deutsche Telekom hopes to work more closely with competitors in order to boost access to fibre broadband, the MD of its German opco has said.
Eurocomms.com: The European Commission’s Electronic Communications Code that was unveiled last September included a whole raft of implications for broadband providers. Now that you’ve had time to digest it, what are your thoughts?
JT has connected 70 percent of planned premises to a new FTTH network in Jersey.
'Tis the season for predictions for the year ahead, so the team has picked through the multitude of forecasts that have come into European Communications and chosen some of the most pertinent.
Growth in superfast broadband take-up “might be reaching a plateau”, Ofcom has warned, and it is “unclear” why more UK consumers are not signing up for 30MBps service given the “relatively high levels” of coverage.
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank have unveiled details of a broadband fund trailed as part of its Electronic Communications Code.
Ofcom has set out new proposals to allow service providers to gain simpler and cheaper access to BT’s ducts and poles in order to lay full-fibre broadband connections to homes and offices.
BT hopes to speed up the installation and maintenance of broadband and phone services thanks to a roll out of “smart” lockers across the UK.
Deutsche Telekom will redouble its network and data security in the light of this week’s failed hack on its routers, which saw around 900,000 customers disconnected from telephone, broadband and television services.
Telekom Austria has acquired Belarusian operators Atlant Telecom and its subsidiary TeleSet as it looks to offer converged services in the eastern European country.
Vodafone claims BT has profited to the tune of £1.1 billion as the UK telecoms industry began to respond to Ofcom’s push to legally separate Openreach from its parent.
Deutsche Telekom has confirmed hackers attempted to hijack its customers’ routers to launch a wider attack on the internet.
Ofcom has ordered the legal separation of BT and Openreach, after the UK telecoms regulator failed to gain assurances from BT addressing the competition concerns it raised in July.
TDC will double its copper broadband network speeds in Denmark with the addition of VDSL2 35b Vplus technology from Nokia, it has announced.
Deutsche Telekom is refusing to rule out external foul play after around 900,000 broadband customers with “certain routers” have been hit by coverage outages since yesterday afternoon (27th November).
By Ronan Kelly, CTO (EMEA/APAC) at ADTRAN
Experts have broadly approved the UK government’s announcement of business rate relief for companies that commit to building new fibre networks.
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