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Huawei CEO calls for harmony as the dawn of IoT looms

By 2020 Huawei will have 6.7 billion mobile broadband users on 1Gbps network with a billion devices connected to the Internet of Things if everything goes to plan, according to Ken Hu, Huawei’s CEO.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps over copper in XG.Fast lab trial

A joint BT and Alcatel-Lucent experiment has achieved throughput speeds of 5 Gbps in lab conditions as they explore the potential of a variation on G.fast broadband technology (XG.FAST). The technology also reached a speed of 1.8 Gbps over a distance of 100 metres, in early experiments on this new networking type.

Virgin Media announces Vivid 200Mbps broadband

Virgin Media today launched its Vivid 200Mbps broadband service with an offer to upgrade existing customers free. The Vivid brand will cover all its ‘ultrafast’ broadband services, including its 100Mbps offering.

BT rivals renew demands for Openreach split

A group of BT’s competitors have allied themselves with several professional bodies to send an open letter to the FT, calling for Ofcom to recommend a competition investigation into BT.

BT announces first UK G.fast field trial

UK fixed line market leader BT has announced the commencement of the first UK field trial of G.fast broadband technology in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Ofcom review to consider break up of BT

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has completed the first phase of its strategic review of digital communications and revealed a major focus is whether or not to separate Openreach from BT.

Sky declares war on BT over alleged Openreach failings

Pay TV giant Sky has called on regulator Ofcom to refer BT to the competition and markets authority (CMA) over claims that BT’s Openreach division, which is in charge of maintaining the fixed line network BT leases to companies like Sky, is failing in its obligations.

Support for G.fast broadband gathers momentum

Industry support for the broadband access standard G.fast has gathered further momentum as Alcatel-Lucent and industry association the Broadband Forum announce strides in the adoption of the technology being made.

New Ofcom boss gets tough with UK CSPs

Sharon White, who took over as boss of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom in March of this year, has used her first speech in the role to warn CSPs they need to improve their customer service.

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