Liberty Global confident of JV clearance, and anticipates Telefónica talks on ambitious and aggressive fixed‑line rollout. Liberty’s Sky relationship appears key, with prospects for collaboration heightened by a friendly face at the helm. Meanwhile, Virgin Media appears to be finally embracing PIA from Openreach for cheaper fibre rollout.
Expanded wholesale deal encompasses TDE provision of wholesale fibre access. Deal ties in with Group goals of delivering an efficient accelerated fibre rollout in Germany.
Cellnex to watch from German tower sidelines. TDE gets Hessen authorities on board for fibre.
Atos talks up HT ties; Greece looks for 5G innovation uplift. Slovak Telekom to begin copper retirement.
Government finally picking up on election promises of Gigabit connectivity and consulting on how best to spend a more limited budget. Age-old questions remain over how to connect the unconnected, however.
Another private equity play in Germany’s telecoms market, with Tele Columbus buyout adding a new competitive consideration for TDE around fibre and convergence.
Two groups firm up relationship following a long courtship. Dutch unit T‑Mobile Infra to be DT’s anchor investment in new Digital Infrastructure Vehicle. Move releases DT to join European TowerCo gold rush, but while keeping options open on future ownership of its own infrastructure assets.
Small targeted interventions and mid‑size fill‑ins expected to feature in first swathe of public–private contracts. Mega‑deals not ruled out. Pragmatic use of Public Sector Hubs another option.
Devolved nations at the back of the queue for new money. Fibre emphasised over cable.
PAC scathing in review of previous funding plans. Watchdog critical of a lack of planning and joined‑up thinking now. Rural sites seen as at risk of being overlooked in trimmed-down Gigabit programme.
2020 launch target hit for highly strategic — but evidently complex — project. No follow up details on future roadmap.
Rollout speed gains stressed as key motivator for purchase.
Deutsche Telekom‑EWE joint venture launches Glasfaser Nordwest Connect subsidiary to complete the last metres of FTTH builds. Brings formerly outsourced operations in‑house, leaving the bulk of the work to “expansion partners”. FTTH network nearing launch in select areas.
NatCo ramps up FTTH rollout with infrastructure-build tie-up. Another convergence add‑on for mobile-centric operator.