O2 Germany’s ex‑CEO Thorsten Dirks takes top‑spot at fibre altnet. Vodafone Broadband Director Ruben Queimano named CCO, expanding existing Vodafone alumni presence in Deutsche Glasfaser leadership.
Reallocates FTTP budget to finance HFC upgrades and expansion. Cable seen giving better return on investment. Commits to fulfilling remaining pipeline of FTTP projects. DOCSIS 4.0 in the wings.
Telefónica in Peru is establishing a new entity to support fixed‑line rollout in remote areas, and is seeking partners. Prior to announcement of new intentions, the award of a new licence to the operator by a government in turmoil sparked suspicions of impropriety.
Rethink on mix of German next-gen deployment will see Group need a year more than expected to get up to full roll out speed.
OpCo has deployed the first 50 Broadband Connection Points as the long‑gestated National Broadband Plan starts to take shape. Reveals measures that were required to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vodafone Greece eyes submarine; cashiers going virtual in Spain; Vodafone UK blocked from handset blocking.
Two more years of revenue decline ahead, but EBITDA improving and underpinning investment plans.
Another tough COVID‑19‑impacted quarter but management playing the long game, with a focus on premium services. Network investment continuing as division seeks an uplift from next‑generation platforms. BT reputation improving, but weaknesses remain outside core products, necessitating dual‑brand approach. Commercial partnerships remain a key strategic element, but hit to ...
A strong quarter and half-year for the access services business demonstrates building momentum for fibre services in the face of the pandemic. Anticipated long‑term volume deals may not materialise, but associated competitive pressure may help BT arguments on the need for a ‘fair bet’ from Ofcom.
Alternative network provider is waging an ongoing war with Openreach over wholesale fees.
Group continues to shop around for cost-saving innovations and lauds AI as a way to drastically reduce FTTP planning times and costs.
Qualcomm 5G access role praised, Wholesale gets Gigabit‑ready.
Report suggests that project ‘Beethoven’ aims to exploit Telefónica’s Spanish fibre expertise.
Engineers honoured with MBEs; fibre expansions trumpeted in Scotland and Wales; and PSTN switch‑off trudges on.
Renewed and expanded wholesale volume deal will remove the handbrake on Telefónica’s broadband products, and drive TDE investment. While DT network currently focused on urban areas, Telefónica’s plans for a €5bn rural fibre network are reportedly nearing completion.
Openreach targets innovation, Vodafone launches gigabit services, superfast stymied by capacity gap.
BT CFO maintains Openreach contribution to the Group is undervalued, but that greater clarity and continued messaging on the progress of the fibre rollout could change perceptions. With all physical network assets tied to the BT pension and Openreach now effectively a services business, any attempt to bring in ...
Scotland has hardest to reach rural communities. Increased FTTP activity intensifies competition for skilled engineers. Scottish government pumps funds into rural broadband.