Category: Broadband


KPN strengthens FTTH commitment

Dutch telco KPN has announced a number of measures designed to strengthen its involvement in Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks in the Netherlands, including the acquisition of four fibre service providers.

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.

Metro-land Reborn? Iskandar Malaysia’s Smart City

Metro-land: For Londoners, it’s a swathe of leafy commuter suburbs built alongside the Metropolitan Railway in the early 20th century. Marketed as an escape from cramped urban life, Metro-land even inspired poems from poet laureate John Betjeman:

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.

Turning knowledge into action

Ulrich Schoen, Head of Technology – Business Services, Nokia Siemens Networks, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011, about using analytics to turn knowledge and data into action so carriers can offer greater quality of service.

The ubiquitous access network

Wim te Niet, VP – Global Sales, LG-Ericsson, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011 about the rise of the ubiquitous access network.

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.

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