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”.
Proximus is taking advantage of infrastructure works in Brussels to deploy FTTH technology.
Altice and VOO have talked up the benefits of DOCSIS 3.1 technology as they trial and deploy kit from Cisco to boost their content offerings.
Estonia will get a nationwide 10GBps residential network in the fourth quarter after cableco Starman announced plans to roll out Nokia technology.
UK-based FTTH provider Hyperoptic is expanding its footprint after launching in seven new towns and cities.
BT and Huawei have achieved speeds of 2TBps on a commercial fibre link between London and Dublin.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges has attacked broadband rivals in Germany at the operator’s shareholder meeting.
Nokia has achieved 10 Gbps symmetrical data speeds on Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) cable, in what it claimed was a “major breakthrough” for the industry.
The CEOs of Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone UK have written to Ofcom with a plan to reform Openreach, but BT said many of the suggestions were unworkable.
DNA has unveiled a new broadband network that promises 1GBps speeds and said it would overcome the infrastructure challenges associated with old buildings.
By Hardik Ajmera, Director of Product Management at XCellAir
BT will spend £6 billion over the next three years to expand its fibre and 4G networks, and improve its customer experience.
Virgin Media will provide FTTP technology to at least a quarter of the four million new premises it is connecting as part of its Project Lightning network expansion.
Businesses in the UK cities of Leeds and Bradford can now access fibre broadband from Openreach rival CityFibre.
By Ronan Kelly, CTO EMEA & APAC, ADTRAN
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