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EC’s super-fast broadband estimates challenged

Providing super-fast broadband to the whole of the European Union could be much less expensive than previously thought, according to UK research firm Point Topic, which estimates that the whole economic area could be served for €80bn – less than a third of the €270bn estimated by the European Commission in its Digital Agenda.

CEO of TIM Fiber, Brazil: “Operators should play a key role in offering end-to-end cloud solutions to the business market”

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Rogerio Takayanagi, CEO of TIM Fiber, Brasil, is speaking on Day One of the Broadband LATAM conference taking place on 2-3 July 2013 at the Grand Hyatt, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how Brazil’s broadband infrastructure is developing at a pace and how TIM Brasil is readying itself for the rapid expansion of demand for data in the country.

Cisco CTO takes aim at Taiwan broadband

Taiwan's broadband infrastructure is holding it back, according to Cisco's CTO

Taiwan’s broadband infrastructure needs improving and is limiting the country’s business opportunities, according to the chief technology and strategy officer of networking giant Cisco.

Indian operators not investing enough in networks

Indian telcos plan to invest a significantly lower proportion of their revenues over the next two years than their Chinese, Indonesian and Philippine counterparts

Over the next two years Indian operators plan to invest a significantly lower proportion of their revenues than their Chinese, Indonesian and Philippine counterparts according to financial ratings agency Fitch Ratings.

Telefónica trials 100Gbps, 200Gbps and 400Gbps data transmissions over Spanish network

Telefónica has completed a field trial of “flexible optical networking” technology, to more than double’s existing fibre capacity

Spanish operator group Telefónica has completed a field trial of “flexible optical networking” technology, that it hopes could more than double its existing fibre capacity.

NEC and Portugal Telecom collaborate on SDN

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Japanese vendor NEC has established a partnership with Portuguese incumbent operator Portugal Telecom that will see the two firms collaborate on SDN (software defined networking) and virtualisation technology for datacenters and carrier networks.

Huawei pledges commitment to Australia following NBN exclusion

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Meets Huawei chairman Sun Yafang

Chinese infrastructure vendor and device manufacturer Huawei and the Australian government appear to have settled their differences as Huawei reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market this week.

Kroes vows to “burn red tape” blocking broadband rollout

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes has outlined proposals to cut the costs and bureaucracy involved in broadband deployment, suggesting that the sector could make savings of up to €60bn. Kroes said that she wants to “burn the red tape” that is blocking access for all EU citizens to cast broadband.

Regional Manager Gulf, Google: “Mobile search is becoming increasingly crucial”

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region.

Brazil powers past 25mn broadband subs

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Brazilian appetite for broadband connections shows no signs of waning, according to Cisco’s latest Broadband Barometer, which found that there were 25.5mn fixed broadband connections in Brazil offering speeds of 2 Mbps and over by the end of 2012.

European satellite broadband gets speed boost

EutelSat has doubled the speeds of its packages to 20Mbps

Satellite broadband provider Eutelsat has announced that its consumer packages now offer faster download speeds of 20Mbps, double the speeds available when it launched in summer 2011. Upload speeds have also been increased from 4Mbps to 6Mbps, making it the fastest satellite packages available in Europe, according to Eutelsat.

Director, Product Marketing, Etisalat: “FTTH is necessary for businesses and consumers”

Maen Haddad, Director/Product Marketing, Etisalat

Ahead of the Broadband MEA 2013 conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE, we speak to Maen Haddad, Director/Product Marketing, Etisalat on the latest broadband developments in the region and his views on issues such as piracy and FTTH deployment.

Broadband goal should be raised to 10Mb says UK regulator director

The UK's baseline broadband speed ambitions should be higher according to an Ofcom director

The baseline for the UK’s broadband universal service commitment of 2Mb is too low and should be raised to 10Mb, a director of UK regulator Ofcom has said, according to a report from V3.

Superfast broadband “must be available to all”

Superfast broadband services are no longer a rarity in the UK

Europe’s largest engineering and technology organisation, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has warned that the UK government must provide universal access to super-fast broadband for all people in the UK, as usage continues to grow across all age groups.

Ofcom moves to block mid-contract price hikes in UK

Consumers complained that they were not warned about possible price rises

UK regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation into methods of protecting consumers from mid-contract price increases for fixed, broadband and mobile services. The consultation comes on the heels of a review in which Ofcom studied more than 1,600 consumer complaints in a six-month period about changes in tariffs for what consumers believed were fixed-price contracts.

UK broadband gets budget boost

12 additional UK cities will gain a broadband boost thanks to a £50m fund

Twelve cities in the UK will receive additional funding for superfast broadband following an autumn budget update. UK Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that 12 smaller cities would benefit from a funding pot of £50m, in addition to the 10 cities that were added earlier in the year.

UK rural broadband aid approved by EU

Fibre-optic broadband is coming to rural UK after EU approves scheme

Rural areas in the UK will soon receive a ‘superfast’ broadband boost after the UK government received approval to pump £530m into its Broadband Development UK (BDUK) upgrade scheme.

Broadband World Forum Show Daily News – Day Two

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Day two of the Broadband Show Daily, produced exclusively for Broadband World Forum 2012 by telecoms.com.

Broadband World Forum Show Daily News – Day One

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Day one of the Broadband Show Daily, produced exclusively for Broadband World Forum 2012 by telecoms.com.

Broadband Outlook 2012

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Broadband Outlook – the official delegate publication for Broadband World Forum 2012 – provides news and features on broadband developments, key industry statistics and contributions from leading experts.

Features include: Data Centres, High Frequency Trading and LTE

Interview: Tony Werner, CTO of Comcast

Marketplace: Who’s who in the broadband industry

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