Basque-region operator embarks on plan outlined in February to expand nationally and double its 2019 revenues in five years.
Openreach, the access division of BT, is aiming pass 20 million homes with fibre by the mid to late 2020s.
They aim to deliver fibre-based broadband services to 1.5 million homes in Switzerland over five to seven years.
Openreach's CEO, Clive Selley, said, "Openreach is staying in the BT group" in a memo to staff, reported in the Evening Standard.
The UK operator will not pay a dividend this financial year and warns shareholders future dividends will half the most recent level at 7.7p a share.
As part of the three-year RUNE project, 233,000 households in 165 Slovenian municipalities and 130,000 households in 45 Croatian ones will gain fibre broadband.
Europe’s biggest operator will use ADTRAN’s SDX OLT (optical line terminal) solutions in new access infrastructure and existing architecture.
Orange has agreed a joint development project with ADTRAN as part of the its Access Renewal and Evolution Strategy (ARES).
According to Huawei-commissioned research, Gigabit Britain could add £51.4 billion (€58.90 billion) gross value to the economy in five years, and £68.8 billion in 2030.
France, Italy and Spain have the biggest increase in the number of homes passed since the last Council Panorma figures were published.
The new network will connect 200 towns and villages across the country, offering hundreds of thousands of customers access at up to 1Gpbs.
The £23.8 million Local Full Fibre Networks Programme will connect more than 1,700 public sites across the metropolis in north-west England.
Digital infrastructure provider CityFibre has revealed 36 new towns and cities to receive full-fibre as part of its £4 billion Gigabit City Investment Programme.
TIM to offer broadband and Disney+ streaming service through TIMVision from 24 March, extending their long-established relationship.
French telco Iliad has closed the deal to sell part of its fibre business to InfraVia, a French private equity firm specialising in infrastructure.
French operator Bouygues Telecom and wireless infrastructure operator Cellnex are to deploy a national fibre-optic network in France to accelerate the roll-out of 5G.
As the first European Union country to class fibre infrastructure as a separate market, Sweden's watchdog says the ruling has lessons for other member states.
Czech national infrastructure provider CETIN plans to extend fibre-optic connectivity to areas with low-density populations, with support from the European Union.
BT-owned Openreach has outlined plans to make full-fibre broadband available in 227 market towns and villages in the UK, with building to start in the next 14 months.
As part of a pilot project in Lüdinghausen, Deutsche Telekom will use Deutsche Glasfaser’s fibre network.
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