Arguably the real question is what took the incumbent so long – or why the regulator didn’t act sooner – given Germany’s scarce fibre infrastructure?
The alternative UK broadband service provider has confirmed rumours it is in takeover negotiations with an existing shareholder.
Simon Navin, Head of High Definition Roads at Ordnance Survey, explains how OS is building an asset management data service using AI, plus fleets of vehicles with camers and sensors.
As full-fibre deployments recover from lockdown disruption, FTTH market fundamentals look healthy, but challenges remain for network rollout and customer take-up, writes Michelle Donegan.
The US fund is apparently looking to buy a majority stake in altnet provider Zzoomm.
It is part of the €100 billion stimulus package announced by the French government.
A letter of intents has been approved, with the state-backed CPD Equity, to set up a single company through integration with Open Fiber.
French billionaire Xavier Niel, who owns Salt as well as the Free brands in France and Italy, claims the deal breaches an exclusivity agreement.
The Italian government’s efforts to create a single national broadband provider, by merging the assets of OpenFiber and Telecom Italia, grind to another halt.
The estimated cost to Ukraine’s biggest broadband and ICT provider will be $110 million (€93.59 million).
The Goldman Sachs-backed company completed its main full fibre build in the Scottish city of Stirling, ending the first phase of its work programme in partnership with Vodafone.
KKR has reportedly offered €1.8 billion to buy 38% of TIM’s secondary copper and fibre network, having expressed interest in acquiring a stake in the local loop in March.
The organisations issued a statement saying the European telecoms industry wants to work with EU institutions, national governments and stakeholders to speed economic recovery after the pandemic.
The UK government could change regulations to open up additional types of infrastructure for broadband companies to help meet fibre connectivity goals.
Orange Business Services has signed an agreement to use the Italian broadband company's infrastructure to provide value added services.
The jobs will be created over three years by the alternative fibre operator’s network of construction partners.
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.
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