Now valued at just over £10 billion, the former UK incumbent is preparing to see off any hostile bids.
According to a local report, Orange will take over Telekom Romania’s fixed operations but the state will hold a 20% stake.
In September the Dutch operator will begin trials of fibre optics made of 90% recycled plastic, with many knock-on benefits.
5G’s greater use of spectrum and a much wider diversity in use cases will strain backhaul capacity.
SmartWater is working with operators to help protect their masts from arson attacks and to improve the chances of catching the criminals.
Their ambitions span OpenRAN and core cloud network solutions for data and voice, initially in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
To build "the energy company of the future", Italy’s Snam natural gas utility and the software house will develop solutions that leverage cloud and AI.
The bid follows Sunrise’s failed attempt last year to acquire UPC Switzerland, which is owned by Liberty Global.
One of the former UK incumbent’s biggest debt headaches is the hole in its pension fund.
A discussion document argues for a five-year roadmap to remove barriers at local and national level, and that a coordinated approach is essential to realise 5G’s potential.
The estimated cost to Ukraine’s biggest broadband and ICT provider will be $110 million (€93.59 million).
The latest completed UK build-outs bring the firm's European total to more than 12 million gigabit-ready homes – about a quarter of the homes it passes.
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.
Three joins Vodafone in trying to stop Ofcom’s next spectrum auction; BT calls UK government's proposed £5 billion broadband plan “a car crash”.
Will OpenRAN's mainstream adoption spell the end of an era for incumbent vendors or is the technology too immature to meet customers’ demands? Graeme Neill reports.
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.
Openreach, the whole access division of BT, has committed to expand fibre to the premises (FTTP) to 3.2 million more rural buildings.
It plans to bring coverage to two-thirds of the people in Germany by the end of the year.
Highline wins exclusive rights to continue negotiating for Oi’s mobile assets after submitting highest bid.
The company has 68,000 towers across nine markets, and is the leading or second largest towerco in most.
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