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.
The operator is restructuring its deal with CityFibre to encourage accelerated build out to more places and working with Openreach in Salisbury (pictured) in the south-west of England.
Orange has agreed a €700 million loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States.
Dutch telco KPN plans to connect 320,000 households in Amsterdam with fibre to the home (FTTH), starting early next year.
Telecom Italia (TIM) and Open Fiber have crossed swords amid ongoing talks about them joining forces to create a single fibre network for Italy.
Mobile analytics company Opensignal says 5G adoption is moving too slowly to overtake 3G in just one year, anywhere in the world.
Ahead of next month’s General Election in the UK, the Labour Party pledges to connect every home and business with free full-fibre broadband by 2030, if it wins.
Vodafone is expanding its Gigafast Broadband roll-out after striking a new commercial deal with network infrastructure provider Openreach.
The independent company Zen Internet is to expand its broadband network to reach 80% of homes and businesses.
Telia Company is working with Capman Infra, the infrastructure investment arm of Nordic private asset management firm CapMan.
CityFibre plans an industry-wide consultation on the role of alternative fibre infrastructure builders (such as itself) in switching customers from legacy copper networks.
Uncooperative landlords have made it difficult for up to 9 million flat dwellers to have internet access.
BT’s access division, Openreach, is trialling new tools and techniques to bring fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband to remote locations.
Bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks has built new duct-based, high-fibre networks in Milan and Madrid.
Broadband providers are reportedly in talks with the UK government and regulator to set a deadline to switch off copper networks and move customers over to fibre.
High Court rejects CityFibre’s appeal against ruling that allows copper connections to be marketed as ‘fibre’.
Deutsche Telekom and energy and telecommunications company EWE have formed a joint venture named Glasfaser NordWest.
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