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Altice Favors Fiber Over D3.1 for Its US Upgrade
Anne Morris  
11/30/2016   26 comments
Altice announces 'Generation Gigaspeed' and becomes the first major US cable provider to go all out for a large-scale FTTH rollout rather than an upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1.
Ofcom Puts BT on Notice Over Legal Separation of Openreach
Anne Morris  
11/29/2016   17 comments
UK regulator puts pressure on telco to make greater inroads towards meeting its competition concerns.
TDC Broadens Its Ultra-Broadband Mix
Ray Le Maistre  
11/29/2016   22 comments
Danish operator adds to its broadband access network technology options in an effort to deliver the best services to its customers.
Europe Will Need Broadband Diversity, Finds Study, but Which Tech Wins Out?
Ray Le Maistre  
11/24/2016   107 comments
The European Commission's vision of a Gigabit Society will require the deployment of a broad range of ultra-broadband technologies across fiber, copper, HFC and wireless networks, finds study, but the question remains about which tech(s) will dominate.
UK Gets a £400M FTTP Boost
Elliot Richards  
11/22/2016   26 comments
The UK Government is to make £400 million of public funds available for investment in competitive fiber-to-the-premises access networks as part of a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Videotron Launches Next-Gen DOCSIS
Elliot Richards  
11/17/2016   30 comments
Montreal-based service provider Videotron joins the DOCSIS 3.1 bandwagon to offer blazing speeds across Quebec.
France's Iliad Gets a Broadband Trouncing
Iain Morris  
11/16/2016   40 comments
When it comes to broadband subscriber growth, Iliad lost out badly in the third quarter.
G.fast Chipset Market to Hit $4.2bn by 2022 – Report
Elliot Richards  
11/11/2016   12 comments
The G.fast chip market is set to grow exponentially during the next five years.
Openreach Offers Gigabit Speeds to UK Market
Elliot Richards  
11/10/2016   7 comments
Openreach has announced plans to enable Gigabit ultra-broadband speeds across its UK FTTP network, but is the UK incumbent doing enough?
Spark Encourages Customers to Ditch Copper for Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/8/2016   16 comments
As several telecom operators look for ways to push faster speeds over ageing copper networks, a New Zealand ISP is actively encouraging customers to ditch copper in favor or fiber or even a 4G connection.
The UK Future Is Full-Fat Fiber
Elliot Richards  
11/7/2016   9 comments
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, told us that the key to making Britain a digital leader lies in fiber and 5G, and not in half-step measures.
Swisscom Goes Faster With G.fast & Releases Solid Numbers
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   5 comments
Swisscom released its latest results this week and showed a solid performance as it becomes one of the first of the big telcos to start pushing out G.fast to customers.
What Can We Learn From Google's Pause on Fiber?
Elliot Richards  
11/4/2016   20 comments
Google Fiber's decision to halt its gigabit developments provides an insight into the broadband market and raises a lot of questions.
Beltelecom Hits 1 Million GPON Subs
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2016   1 comment
The national operator in Belarus has signed up its millionth fiber-based broadband customer as it continues its network transformation program.
Fiber to the Fjord: Norway's FTTH Penetration Tops 35%
Ray Le Maistre  
11/1/2016   20 comments
Norway added more than 112,000 fiber broadband connections in the 12 months to the end of June, according to official statistics.




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