The completion of China Mobile’s long-running merger deal with fixed-line player China Tietong in December was the last piece of the jigsaw in the Chinese government’s restructuring of the country’s telecoms market. Now the government needs to figure out an orderly path for China Mobile to fully enter the broadband market.
As a Digital Service Provider in today’s highly competitive and expanding broadband market you’re facing some huge challenges in your service environment. Product commoditization is leading to falling margins on basic products, your subscribers are increasingly expecting more of you, your products are ever more complex and the digital home is becoming a competitive battleground.
There is political gaming going on ahead of the UK general election in May, with the government cancelling plans for a £0.50 per month levy on broadband as it rushes the Finance Bill through Parliament.
Industry forums love launching certification programmes, and the Broadband Forum is no different. On Tuesday, at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress in Paris, the forum announced its first ever certification programme to help drive multi-service network architectures and equipment interoperability testing.
Global fixed broadband subscriptions will reach half a billion in 2010, driven by continued growth in emerging markets, according to figures released by Informa Telecoms & Media on Thursday.
The telecoms industry is beginning to see signs of economic recovery and can look forward to sustained, slow revenue growth in 2010, according to analyst research released by Informa Telecoms & Media.
The UK’s communications regulator on Tuesday opened a consultation looking at allowing incumbent telco BT to increase its wholesale charges in order to offset its enormous pension deficit.
I was pleasantly awoken by my clock radio this morning to hear an Oxford University academic go “off-message”, as PR people and government spin doctors call it.
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Broadband has become a ‘must have’ for both businesses and consumers. At the same time, the way in which consumers and businesses use communications services is evolving, with wireless delivery of broadband services offering a new level of flexibility and “go anywhere” connectivity.
Although there are some significant variations and investment in new networks, fixed broadband penetration in Central Asia and the Caucasus remains low. One factor holding back development has been political. Many of these countries are dictatorships or at best deeply flawed democracies. The question is whether such regimes want citizens to have access to broadband and the window onto the world it can provide.
US carrier Verizon is to slash a further 8,000 positions in the face of falling profits and pressures in the fixed line market.
UK communications watchdog Ofcom published the results of its research into fixed line broadband speeds in the UK on Tuesday, and it makes disappointing reading.
At Informa Telecoms & Media, we don’t often use charts, graphs or diagrams to illustrate our thought pieces, but sometimes a picture can paint a thousand words, as the old saying goes.
UK communications regulator Ofcom cleared the way for investment in super fast broadband on Tuesday. The main thrust of Ofcom’s latest initiative is the support of plans to upgrade the UK’s ageing copper access network to fibre, giving incumbent telco BT something of a boost. With BT upgrading its nationwide network to fibre as part [...]
UK communications regulator Ofcom published proposals on Tuesday, encouraging further investment in super fast broadband for UK homes and businesses. Ofcom said that next generation broadband networks, based on fibre rather than copper, will be required to meet demand for high definition content and take consumer access speeds up from around 8Mbps to around 100Mbps. [...]
Rural areas of the UK are better connected to broadband than their urban neighbours, according to a report published by communications regulator Ofcom. Across the UK as a whole, 59 per cent of households in rural areas now have broadband compared to 57 per cent of urban areas. When broadband was first introduced in the [...]