Category: Broadband


US unveils China trade tariff list

Last month President Trump signed a memorandum which confirmed the US would be kicking off a trade-war with the Chinese and now the 1300-strong list of products subject to tariffs has been released.

Ofcom slaps cap on Openreach broadband packages

After receiving no criticisms from the European Commission, Ofcom is moving forward with measures to regulate the broadband wholesale market in a bid to drive competition and network upgrades.

FCC’s Pai suggests new bans on nasty foreigners

New proposals from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to further protect the US people from those nasty foreigners, suggesting a ban on equipment or services from companies that pose a national security threat to the US.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Information overload

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading and go straight into the big story of the week: Cambridge Analytica. The guys more or less agree that it’s ultimately all about how little control we have over our personal data and wonder what can be done about it. More importantly they also speculate about which Star Wars characters they are. Ray steers conversation onto 5G for a change and stresses that it’s all very well banging on about clever radio technology, but unless you deal with the unsexy stuff none of it is going to happen. Finally Jamie manages to find a window in his cryptocurrency trading schedule to tell us about his chat with Vodafone’s UK CEO, who was refreshingly honest about the challenges he faces.

Which grasses up UK ISPs to Ofcom

Consumer information company Which did some mystery calling to see if UK ISPs say the right stuff when flogging broadband. They didn’t.

Peterborough becomes Vodafone’s third gigabit city

Vodafone and CityFibre have jointly announced Peterborough as the next beneficiary of the city-wide roll-out of full fibre infrastructure, after similar projects were announced in Milton Keynes and Aberdeen in recent weeks.

My job is to fix the UK biz – Vodafone UK CEO

While 5G dominates conversation in the telco space, it couldn’t be the only thing operators execs think about. So we asked Vodafone UK Managing Director Nick Jeffery what keeps him up at night.

FCC kicks off rural broadband auction

The FCC has giving the greenlight for the Connect America Fund Phase II reverse auction, with the window for applications ending on March 30.

California to ban zero-rating in net neutrality mission

In what has been described as the ‘strongest net neutrality policy proposal in the country’, Senator Scott Wiener has tightened up his proposed bill to reinstate net neutrality in California, with the updated version banning zero-rating.

Iliad profits grow as it looks across to Italy

It’s easy to get distracted by the whole Vivendi/TIM saga, but Iliad is another French business looking towards the land of pizzas, Vespas and slicked back hair for future fortunes.

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