Category: Broadband


Ericsson claims twice as much market share as Huawei

Ericsson has said that it increased its market share in mobile infrastructure by four per cent in the past six months, which means it has twice as large a slice of the market as its nearest rival, Huawei. The firm has increased its market share from 32 per cent in May 2011 to today’s estimated 36 per cent, it said.

CityFibre appoints advisor for UK-wide fibre project

UK firm CityFibre Holdings has appointed Macquarie Capital to act as financial advisor on its next stage of capital formation, as it gets ready to build fibre networks across the country that will eventually connect 1mn homes and 50,000 businesses.

Broadband still out of reach for many

Despite falling prices, consumers living in emerging markets are still paying far more for broadband than their mature market counterparts, putting it completely out of reach for the majority of them, according to research firm Ovum.

Free wifi on the streets of London

Finnish handset vendor Nokia has teamed up with wifi network operator Spectrum Interactive and location based media firm Selective Media, to trial a free wifi offering on the streets of London, UK.

BT running one year ahead of fibre targets

BT expects to have connected two-thirds of UK premises to its fibre-based broadband network by the end of 2014 – one year ahead of its original target of 2015 – thanks to its recruitment of 520 new engineers, most of whom will be ex-armed forces.

UN sets “ambitious but achievable” broadband targets

The UN’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development has set four new targets for governments across the world to ensure citizens have sufficient broadband access. The targets, which the UN described as “ambitious but achievable” address broadband policy, affordability and uptake.

Internet of things grows 21%

The latest State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies has revealed that there were 21 per cent more unique IP addresses in the second quarter of this year than 12 months previously.

Ericsson up on network upgrades & management contracts

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson turned in a strong set of figures for the third quarter, notching up an increase in net sales of 17 per cent year on year to SKR55.5bn (€6bn), while net income edged up six per cent to SKR3.8bn.

P1 signs high-speed broadband deal with Telekom Malaysia

Malaysian broadband provider Packet One Networks (P1) has signed an agreement with Telekom Malaysia whereby the latter will provide P1 with access and transmission services over the country’s fibre-based High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network.

Sweden auctions 1800MHz spectrum

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) will begin a spectrum auction on Wednesday to award block licences for use of the country’s 1800MHz band.

Emerson wins AUS$100m deal for Australian NBN

The Australian government has awarded Emerson Network Power a AUS$100 million contract to supply key infrastructure to the National Broadband Network (NBN) project in Australia. Emerson, said that it will be designing, supplying and installing cooling and infrastructure management systems at ten network centres to support the NBN roll-out across Australia.

BT Openreach to offer 300 Mbps from spring 2012

UK network operator BT Openreach has made three announcements which together will provide a major boost to its fibre broadband project, and potentially propel the UK up the broadband league tables.

Small cell start-up challenges femto vendors

US network technology startup SpiderCloud, which has developed a miniature 3G RAN, says it has solved the problem of in-building offload for enterprise use in commercial 3G cellular networks. The firm’s CEO, former Flarion exec Mike Gallagher, told Telecoms.com that none of the femtocell solutions on the market can compete with his firm’s new solution, and said he was prepared to have a “bake-off” with any vendor that claimed to have a product that could deliver the same performance.

EU wants to make copper less attractive

EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes has announced a public consultation looking for ways to make copper-based telecommunications networks less attractive to operators in a bid to spur investment in fiber.

BBWF Paris: 2012 will be year of connected home

Telecoms.com’s Dawinder Sahota reports back on last week’s Broadband World Forum event, where vendors and operators alike were proclaiming 2012 as the year of the Internet of Things. The show highlighted the increasing importance of ubiquitous connectivity to consumers across the world.

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