Another social pact unveiled as COVID‑19 and currency falls combine to wipe €1.5bn off reported revenue, and shred profitability. Cash generation a priority as strict — and seemingly permanent — spending and investment restrictions are put in place. Telefónica Infra ambition emerging as plans for new wholesale fibre networks ...
Former BT executive is relishing new challenge of bringing together a distinct and inclusive 5G strategy for Scotland. 5G continues to be a disruptive and highly politicised step-change in the telecoms industry’s development, with devolved government seeking policy differentiation from Westminster.
Group continues to keep tight rein on content expenses, for now. Upstart Deutsche Glasfaser completes two‑into‑one M&A bulk‑up. Voic‑ification continues to be a key area of innovation focus.
Trump admin tactics force hand of NCSC on restricting Huawei in networks. Ability of UK security to assess and monitor Huawei deployments undermined when simultaneously trying to secure a threadbare alt supply chain. At least that’s the mainstream story.
Rosanne Moreland to lead Openreach’s Scottish full‑fibre rollout.
Sky makes progress on its FTTP launch; Altnet blames Openreach for failings; and Yorkshire superfast procurement process opens.
Ofcom provides a degree of clarity on Openreach’s obligations ahead of relaxation of regulation, once fibre covers an exchange. However, a wait‑and‑see approach on determining what will constitute a fully fibre‑enabled exchange means Openreach is stepping on the accelerator at its own risk.
Openreach announced the beginning of the end for copper‑based product sales, as its fibre rollout accelerates. PSTN switch‑off plans set to see BT Group significantly cut costs by handing back sites currently leased from Telereal Trillium.
Virgin Media is positioning itself as a BT backhaul alternative, but appeal may be curbed by O2 links.
Virgin Media positioning itself as a BT backhaul alternative, but appeal may be curbed by O2 links.
ADTRAN set to take a substantial share of work building BT’s new fibre infrastructure as a third partner alongside Huawei and Nokia. Vendor’s involvement appears to have sparked a small jump in BT’s March 2021 rollout targets.
While building a strong UK competitor is the headline motivation behind the plan to merge O2 UK and Virgin Media, for Telefónica the deal is a shining opportunity to get its Group finances in order. Structure of the JV suggests a key opening for Telefónica to bring its strong ...