Iliad's take-over of eir, CityFibre's new fibre deal and Vodafone's new head of IoT feature in our round-up of the major news stories from the holiday period.
Deutsche Telekom has partnered with utility and telecoms company EWE on a new joint venture which aims to connect over one million German households to fibre.
Irish wholesale broadband provider SIRO has tested an emerging fibre technology that could allow it to offer symmetrical 10GBps connections to customers.
Over 30,000 customers have opened accounts at Orange Bank, the operator’s CEO has revealed, as the telco updated the market at the midway point of its latest five-year plan.
The CEO of Deutsche Telekom has said six million homes in Germany will have access to 100MBps broadband by February next year as the operator races to upgrade its network.
Proximus is to deploy FTTH technology in Liege, as the operator’s 10-year fibre broadband investment programme expands beyond the five launch cities.
The UK advertising regulator is introducing new rules to crack down on misleading speed claims by broadband providers.
Deutsche Telekom is testing Germans’ desire for FTTH as it looks to beef up its broadband network.
Openreach has teamed up with Redrow Homes to bring FTTH to around 3,000 UK properties.
Sky Ireland has signed a deal with Vodafone-ESB joint venture SIRO as it looks to provide pure fibre broadband services to its customers.
BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have all signed up to provide UK customers with automatic compensation for problems with fixed line broadband and telephony services.
Vodafone UK has signed a wholesale deal with CityFibre that will see up to five million premises connected to FTTH technology by 2025.
Altice has connected over 14 million homes to pure fibre technology in France and Portugal, but sales growth continues to be elusive.
The initial results of a consultation between Openreach and its customers has shown “broad support” for the construction of a pure fibre network in the UK but how it will be paid for remains uncertain.
The Chairman of Openreach plans to make Ofcom’s monitoring of the legal separation between the infrastructure provider and parent BT a “non-issue” as he looks to create a more independent company.
Cost remains one of the key barriers to deploying fibre in Europe as operators look to meet EU targets, provide an RoI to investors and deliver connectivity to customers.
Fixed wireless is a “poisonous” albeit "very good" technology that fuels booming data usage, according to the CEO of Orange Poland.
By Barney Lane, Head of Regulation at Colt
Nokia has launched a raft of fibre broadband solutions to help operators expand their footprints to remote areas.
Bouygues Telecoms has signed a deal with another infrastructure provider as it looks to deliver FTTH services to its customers.
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