The UK’s government’s rollout of fibre broadband has passed one million premises, as Virgin Media announced the largest, single expansion of its network since the company launched in 2007.
The average monthly household spend on telecoms services in the UK fell by 2.9 percent in 2013, according to the country’s regulator.
Telefónica has made a surprise offer for Vivendi’s Brazil-based fixed line operator GVT as it looks to boost its offering in the Latin American country.
Alcatel-Lucent saw sales rise and losses narrow between April and June as it announced plans to float its Submarine Networks business.
Continued growth in fibre broadband was not enough to halt an overall slide in revenues at BT during the last quarter.
Swisscom has announced that it has connected over one million homes and businesses with fibre.
Ericsson is buying metadata-based billing, commerce and settlement company MetraTech Corp in a bid to boost its B/OSS offering and also expanded an existing deal with Australia's National Broadband Network Company.
Orange saw revenues and profits continue to fall in the first half of the year, despite the operator breaking through the two million 4G LTE customers in France barrier.
Vodafone and Orange have quietly shelved plans to deploy a FTTH network to six million homes and businesses in Spain by 2017.
The EU has upheld telecoms operator Telefónica’s record €152million fine for stifling competition in the Spanish broadband market seven years after it was first imposed.
The European Commission has launched a new Connected Communities initiative as it looks to hit its flagging broadband Digital Agenda targets.
Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm has set a new broadband speed record of 10Gbps in what it described as a “major breakthrough” for copper broadband.
Vodafone and energy company ESB have signed a joint venture agreement to invest €450 million in building a fibre-to-the-building broadband network in Ireland.
Telenor Norway has selected Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to modernise and simplify its fixed network operations.
Ofcom has proposed new requirements on BT to promote competition in the superfast broadband market and rejected a complaint from TalkTalk.
Ireland’s eircom reported financial results that were in line with expectations, despite falling revenues and the unexpected costs of winter storms.
Alcatel-Lucent has signed a deal to supply 1GB per second broadband, VoIP and television services to residents in the US rural state of Oklahoma.
TeliaSonera is significantly expanding its fibre cable network by more than 1,000km to increase data traffic capacity in Europe.
Vodafone has warned competition will be damaged across Europe within five years unless operators have access to fibre backhaul at reasonable prices, as the current market does not provide a "level playing field".
Free Mobile owner Groupe Iliad reported an 11 percent rise in Q1 revenues as Bouygues Telecom, with whom rumours of a merger persist, saw sales fall five percent.
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