First pilot in Lüdinghausen covers households and businesses. Harmonisation of technology and processes underway. Similar collaboration in other municipalities if pilot proves successful.
T‑Mobile Netherlands (TMNL) extended a collaboration with Primevest Capital Partners on fibre‑to‑the‑home (FTTH) network deployment.
Selley upbeat and future‑focused as Openreach intensifies efforts to shed copper. Independence emphasised with ucstomer team driving efforts to create new markets, rather than purely follow BT Consumer’s lead. Experience and efficiency the foundations for Openreach plans to roll over emerging fibre rivals, and keep Virgin Media away from ...
Developing plans for rural network-sharing for 4G may be echoed in fixed‑line plans as BT and government sketch out fibre acceleration strategy. Allera sets out costs of cooperation as mobile sector grapples with putting promises into action.
Ofcom looks set to play its part in ensuring Openreach can hit, or raise, its mid-2020s fibre targets. Regulator attempting to balance encouragement of simultaneous investment from BT and fibre altnets through geographic regulation, with safeguards to prevent overly vigorous strategic defences from the incumbent. Openreach given at least ...
NatCo embarks on ‘lease and operate’ partnership. Two parties aim to connect “entire municipalities” with fibre.
NatCo claims move will accelerate UK FTTP growth. Backs new FTTP trial with Openreach in Salisbury.
TDE cleared for strategic capital offset manoeuvre. No major damage evident from approval push, despite drawn-out process. 2020 launch still on cards.
New franchise model aims to extend FTTP footprint by one million homes by end‑2021. Three franchisees already signed up.
Telefónica España receives 92.2% of Spanish government grants for extension of broadband across the country, taking 65 of the 125 projects available. Adamo, Euskaltel, MásMóvil, and Orange receive funding for the remainder. Telefónica handed €6m fine for a breach of the General Law of Telecommunications related to its service ...
BT is continuing its balancing act of underlining the importance of being competitive in retail markets while not being dragged downwards on pricing. Jansen appears ready to fight all comers, while Consumer Chief Executive Marc Allera spends more time emphasising building services that can justify charging a premium.
In-line performance, and commitments to keep building transformational momentum, but medicine may have short-term side effects. Fibre acceleration revving up, but uncertainty, both political and regulatory, acting as a brake. Lowth committed to prudence, but open to upping investment. Consumer getting more combative, Enterprise hoping to ride the waves ...
While superfast service gaps still need to be plugged, Openreach will be bringing full-fibre to remote regions as part of latest Scottish deals. Lack of contract competition underlines need for government‑driven action to deliver connectivity to remote areas.
UK General Election sparks speculation about potential nationalisation of UK communications infrastructure.
CityFibre wants end to VfUK exclusivity to capture more business. Openreach turns VfUK’s head with generous FTTP discounts.
Small legup for NatCo’s fibre push in Prague.
O2 Germany now able to offer speeds up to 1Gbps in select regions. Tele Columbus agreement the latest in a series enabling O2 to build a fixed‑line and pay‑TV delivery platform without infrastructure investment.