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German Fibercos Going Up for Sale – Report
Iain Morris  
8/2/2019   2 comments
Inexio and Deutsche Glasfaser could attract interest from infrastructure investors or other broadband players, reports Reuters.
All Fiber: Build It & They Might Come
Iain Morris  
6/26/2019   17 comments
There is no point in building an all-fiber network if it remains empty, says BT. And yet much of it still is.
BT's Openreach Hits Brakes on Gfast Rollout
Iain Morris  
8/9/2018   4 comments
UK operator aims to cover more than 5.5 million premises with Gfast by the end of 2020, down from an original commitment of 10 million.
Orange Romania Chews Over FWA Business Case for 5G
Iain Morris  
7/5/2018   16 comments
Happy with 5G fixed wireless broadband trials in Transylvania, Orange is now trying to figure out if there is a business case for an investment.
BT Edges Closer to All-Fiber Scheme for 10M Properties
Iain Morris  
5/10/2018   6 comments
UK operator says an improved relationship with regulatory authorities bodes well for its ambition of extending all-fiber networks across the country.
Vodafone Strikes €18.4B Deal to Buy Liberty Assets
Iain Morris  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
If the deal to acquire operations in Germany and three other countries is approved by regulators, Vodafone would become an even bigger broadband services giant in Europe.
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris  
4/24/2018   6 comments
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its FTTH plans and maintain pressure on UK broadband incumbents.
Telecom Italia Will Do Splits
Iain Morris  
3/7/2018   Post a comment
Italian phone incumbent approves plans to spin off fixed-line business and says it will spend €12 billion in Italy and Brazil over next three years.
Vodafone, CityFibre Take Their Gig to Concrete Cowland
Iain Morris  
1/18/2018   9 comments
Milton Keynes becomes the first city to benefit from the broadband partnership announced in November.
T-Mobile Czech Republic Plans €600M Investment in Fiber
Iain Morris  
1/15/2018   9 comments
Operator controlled by Germany's Deutsche Telekom says it will invest up to €600 million in fiber networks in next five years.
Openreach Needs Fiber Partners for UK Rollout, Says Chairman
Iain Morris  
10/26/2017   13 comments
Openreach chairman says the industry needs a new and more collaborative approach if it is to move ahead with plans for a full fiber network.
Australia's NBN Plots Gfast Launch in 2018, Blames RSPs for Network Issues
Iain Morris  
10/25/2017   6 comments
Australian state-owned wholesale operator is likely to launch Gfast-based services in the second half of 2018.
Vodafone to Bring Gigabit to 13.7M German Premises
Iain Morris  
9/11/2017   11 comments
Operator to spend €2 billion on improving its broadband network.
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.
NBN Must Speed Up to Hit 2020 Targets, Says Senior Exec
Iain Morris  
10/31/2016   14 comments
Australia's national broadband network is under growing pressure on the technical and commercial sides.
Orange Forecasts 'Common' Gigabit by 2018
Iain Morris  
10/5/2016   14 comments
Orange is already one of Europe's high-speed broadband pioneers, and it expects connectivity to get much faster in the next two years.
du to Ditch Sub-100Mbit/s Deals in 2017
Iain Morris  
9/30/2016   8 comments
Middle Eastern operator to phase out lower-speed offerings in gigabit push.
Digicel Sprints at 10,000 Broadband Subs Per Month
Iain Morris  
9/30/2016   3 comments
Digicel's transformation into a fixed-line broadband operator has been almost as dramatic as an Usain Bolt sprint.
Denmark's TDC Is Becoming a CableCo, Says CTO
Iain Morris  
9/29/2016   11 comments
Danish telco is evolving into a cable company, according to its CTO, as it ramps up investments in DOCSIS 3.1 technology.
ITU Boss Berates Broadband Policymakers
Iain Morris  
9/29/2016   5 comments
Houlin Zhao says broadband funding may not be forthcoming without a more investor-friendly environment.




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