A Goldman Sachs-owned investment fund has teamed up with Antin Infrastructure Partners to acquire UK fibre broadband provider CityFibre.
The UK’s alternative infrastructure providers (altnets) have passed nearly a million homes with pure fibre broadband, new figures have revealed.
TalkTalk is to offer G.Fast to some of its customers, despite previously criticising Openreach for deploying the copper-based broadband technology.
Openreach has launched a new dark fibre managed service offering that allows other UK operators to build private networks for enterprises.
Swiss mobile operator Salt has launched a low-cost fixed-line offering that features world-leading broadband speeds as it looks to undercut established rivals.
Telecom Italia (TIM) is launching an appeal after Italy’s antitrust regulator slapped it with a fine over claims made in its fibre broadband adverts.
The UK Government has announced it will spend £95 million to fund full fibre projects in 13 locations across the country, as a report from CityFibre revealed the potential economic benefits of the technology.
Ofcom has unveiled proposed new caps on the wholesale prices that Openreach can charge to rivals, leading to BT-owned company to warn revenues and profits would dip in the next three financial years.
CityFibre and Vodafone have announced the Scottish city of Aberdeen as the second destination for their FTTH joint venture.
“Incumbents do not have the answer,” was CityFibre CEO Greg Mesch’s characteristically blunt claim during a panel at this week’s FTTH Conference in Valencia.
By Brendan Gill, CEO of OpenSignal
The number of FTTH/B subscribers in Europe increased by 20.4 percent in the year to September 2017, new figures show, with Russia, Spain and France powering growth.
It’s not often you hear an operator praising a regulator, but Spain’s biggest broadband players found time in their talks to do just that at the 2018 FTTH Conference.
TalkTalk and Infracapital have announced plans to build a FTTH network that will cover three million homes and businesses in the UK.
eir has become the latest Irish operator to pull out of the country’s broadband tender programme, citing a range of “risks”.
BT-owned Openreach is set to bring FTTP services to a further one million premises by the end of 2020 through a new programme.
Openreach has restated its commitment to rolling out fibre in the UK after the country’s government claimed success in its 95 percent coverage goal for superfast broadband.
Vodafone has tested a new network slicing technology in Ireland that it claims will support new business models and potentially aid the deployment of fibre networks.
Milton Keynes has been chosen as the first UK town to benefit from the fibre broadband joint venture between Vodafone and CityFibre.
BT is guaranteeing a minimum speed of 100MBps in its two new residential broadband packages.
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