Are Europe’s former state-owned telecoms monopolies still so powerful that they can halt the march of technological progress? That’s the charge levelled at Danish incumbent TDC by one of the Denmark’s leading fibre-to-the-home operators, aggrieved at the low take-up of its super-fast broadband products.
US operator Verizon said Wednesday that it has struck a deal to offload its fixed line operations serving rural areas to local rival Frontier Communications.
The Australian government has solved its differences with the country’s operators, which were vying to build out a national broadband network, by proposing to undertake the A$43bn task itself.
UK incumbent BT said this week that it will deploy fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) technology at 29 exchanges across the UK, ahead of a commercial launch of super fast broadband in 2010.
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 [...]
Dark fibre provider H2O Networks is gearing up to launch Britain’s first ‘fibre town’, boasting a 100Mbps broadband network, in 2009/2010. The company, which lays fibre networks using the existing sewerage system, is planning to offer its first consumer and business service to residents of either Bournemouth, Northampton or Dundee. One of these three towns [...]
UK incumbent carrier BT has started its first deployment of fibre-optic cable, in the Ebbsfleet Valley in Kent. From August, around 10,000 homes on Land Securities’ 1,000 acre new build project and a number of commercial spaces in the area will have access to blistering 100Mbps broadband speeds. BT said that the service would allow [...]