Virgin Media has signed a deal with Redrow Homes to deploy pure fibre networks to 13,000 homes in the UK county of Shropshire.
Deutsche Telekom is to make an additional investment of up to €1 billion to upgrade its fixed broadband network in Germany and offer every house in areas near local exchanges speeds of up to 100MBps.
BT is to test a new copper-based technology in Scotland as it looks to boost broadband speeds in rural areas.
Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone have continued their public spat with BT about the effectiveness of Openreach.
Vodafone UK is abolishing broadband line rental charges as it looks to boost its fixed line offering.
Telefónica’s German subsidiary has signed up Nokia to manage its fixed and mobile network operations.
A coalition of UK broadband providers has launched a campaign to keep the pressure on Openreach, a day after regulator Ofcom decided against forcing a separation of it from BT.
TIM has had its best quarter in Italy since 2009, as the Italian operator nudged up its guidance for the year and announced a new fibre partnership.
Ofcom has proposed BT's Openreach arm should become a distinct company to deliver the best services to the UK, but rivals have argued the mooted plans do not go far enough.
Orange and Nokia have set a new benchmark for optical fibre transmission in Poland, achieving 250Gbps per wavelength over a distance of 870km between Warsaw and Wroclaw.
Deutsche Telekom has been given the go-ahead to upgrade its broadband network with vectoring technology, but only if competitors are given alternative means of access.
BT could be forced to spin off its Openreach wholesale arm, after a committee of MPs accused it of "significantly underinvesting" to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds.
Openreach is connecting new customers and fixing faults at the fastest rate since it started publishing performance data, BT has claimed.
Ericsson has acquired Spain-based fibre provider Abentel as it looks to boost its fixed-line offering.
Five companies have signed up to trial new duct and pole sharing processes with BT Openreach, as Cityfibre hit out at Ofcom for “poor and inconsistent” regulation.
CityFibre has continued to expand its pure fibre network in the UK with a launch in Milton Keynes alongside partners dbfb and Exa Networks.
Turkcell, Tele2 and the FTTH Council Europe have all unveiled new senior managers, while the former Chairman of Proximus has passed away.
CityFibre and Gigaclear have promised to bring pure fibre broadband to “hundreds of thousands” of rural homes and businesses in the UK after signing a strategic partnership.
Small and medium sized enterprises in six UK towns and cities will get access to Openreach’s new FTTH network next year, BT has revealed.
New Openreach CEO Clive Selley said that “the time is right” for the company to focus on ultrafast networks as he admitted that the accuracy of its own infrastructure data was “far from perfect”.
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