Germany has one of the lowest fibre penetration rates in Europe and is under great pressure to catch up.
Dell’Oro Group reckons the global revenue for the broadband access equipment increased 18% in Q1 compared to Q1 2020.
The range of new members is as telling as the rise in numbers.
BT is launching a new business unit to serve the 5.7 million UK firms with up to nine people working at them – about 95% of all UK businesses.
The Finnish eqiupment vendor has started June with a flurry of activity.
The plan is to bring FTTx to 1 million premises by 2025 and create 600 permanent new jobs.
New line cards based on the Quillion chipset allow existing physical infrastructure to run at up to 25Gbps.
The pair say the collaboration will build a digital port over the next 20 years.
It expects annual revenue increases of 1 to 2% in the mid-term targets announced ahead of its two-day investor presentation.
Homes passed in the EU39* countries was almost 182.6 million (more than 50% of homes) in September 2020, compared to 172 million in September 2019.
A government intervention in the long-running saga reportedly could prevent a single broadband infrastructure.
Telecom Minister Petra De Sutter said about 138,000 households are still unable to access high speed broadband.
The UK's largest operator confirmed its intention after a newspaper report.
Michael Armitage, CEO of Broadway Partners, the UK alternative fibre provider, tells Annie Turner there are no excuses for not being ambitious enough.
BT’s access unit picks STL to provide optical cable solutions, integration services and faster installation for its new network.
The new concern is expected to roll out fibre to 1 million homes and businesses by 2025.
The second phase plus extensions to first-phase builds “will cover almost a third of the UK market” – and be largely done by 2025.
The alternative fibre network provider, CityFibre, has appointed UBS and Rothschild to identify a new investor to support its £4 billion investment programme.
The operator and insurance giant plan to deploy fibre to 2.2 million German homes.
Point Topic comments on Ofcom’s wholesale fixed broadband market reviews since 2018 and how they have changed the landscape.
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