Renewed and expanded wholesale volume deal will remove the handbrake on Telefónica’s broadband products, and drive DT investment. While DT network currently focused on urban areas, Telefónica’s plans for a €5bn rural fibre network are reportedly nearing completion.
Scotland has hardest to reach rural communities. Increased FTTP activity intensifies competition for skilled engineers. Scottish government pumps funds into rural broadband.
Both MBNL and Cornerstone, UK MNOs’ two tower joint ventures, appear on the verge of an ownership revamp. Three exit could tie with moves by CK Hutchison to establish a separate TowerCo.
Without the right “policy, legislative and fiscal enablers”, BT warns full-fibre nationwide coverage will not happen until 2033. Government target for universal coverage of “Gigabit-capable broadband” is 2025.
Potential acquisition of Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa would meet Vodacom need for fibre network assets.
Startup Fibrus reportedly wins contract for Project Stratum. Fibrus shaking up Northern Irish fibre scene with big plans and deep pockets.
Transferred from Europe segment, new CEO is being asked to bridge multiple, competing business objectives at Telekom Deutschland, as Group takes a fresh look at how to move its European-based businesses forward. Höttges’ comments suggest efficient fibre rollout remains a puzzle the operator has yet to get to the ...
First commercial Access 4.0 deployments imminent, but project far from completion. Silicon not yet ready for speedy service introduction. Prototypes of a converged Access 4.0 architecture not expected until 2022. Making sure organisational change keeps up with technology advances a constant challenge.
Management ready to look at ways to bring out the value of BT’s emerging fibre infrastructure. Beyond the current crisis and recession fears, BT Global advancing down the path to recovery. Sudden freeze of live events underlines the importance of BT Sport to Consumer division financial performance.
First full COVID-19 quarter sees a sharp decline in revenue and EBITDA. Outflow of cash as network investment continues. Group CEO Jansen claims mists are clearing, enabling Group to issue guidance for the year — although BT anticipates little improvement until 2021. Openreach progress is the main positive for ...
Minority BT stakeholder Deutsche Telekom adding to its UK interests through an investment in social housing‑focused fibre altnet Community Fibre. Former EE Chief Olaf Swantee to make a UK return as venture’s Chairman. Community Fibre building a business case on sharing Openreach ducts and poles with aim to reach ...
Openreach Northern Ireland accelerating full-fibre rollout as challengers expand their ambitions. Market has highest full-fibre coverage in UK, but urban–rural divide persists. Startup Fibrus takes on Openreach and Virgin Media. Long-awaited, £165m Project Stratum to be awarded soon.
Vodafone Ireland to provide retail services to 300 Broadband Connection Points.
Openreach looks set to take the plunge on all‑IP exchange migration in the coming months and BT’s retail divisions are making a push for IP‑based voice services. Industry body BSIA urging members to ensure electronic security estates are prepared for the impending analogue switch‑off.
Microsoft trumpets DT relationship; IoT and FTTP remain high on network agenda.