After Virgin Media O2’s first 100 days, Schüler is raring to go head‑to‑head with BT on full fibre, wholesale, and B2B. Reportedly in talks with Sky on fibre investment. Determined merger integration won’t slow VM O2 down. Big believer in “data and digital” for delivering what customers want; hints ...
Rumours circulate that Group is discussing fibre monetisation in Spain.
Between five and ten funding vehicles reportedly put hats in the ring, as Group sounds out market interest.
Sale speculation comes despite Telefónica classing its Spanish fibre infrastructure as a “strategic asset”.
Düsseldorf court backs claims by Vodafone and rival altnet that Deutsche Glasfaser is “hindering competition” in FTTP space.
2019 regulatory clearance overturned.
Operations progressing as normal, however.
Senior BT researchers optimistic about multiple use-cases for Lumenisity’s hollow fibre, but commercial timeframes unclear.
“Reams and reams of data” still need to be pored over as part of due diligence process.
BT confident, however, that Lumenisity has reached the point of producing “duct‑deployable” HCF cable.
CTO plays down fixed wireless’s role in meeting UK’s connectivity challenge.
CityFibre and Hyperoptic welcome Ofcom’s WFTMR, but want Openreach to remain under strict scrutiny.
Virgin Media O2 something of an elephant in the room as altnets pitch themselves as more agile rivals.