fibre

Verizon drops a billion bucks on fibre with Corning

US operator giant Verizon has committed to buy at least 12 million miles of fibre per year for the next three years in a move it hopes will be interpreted as a statement of investment intent.

Virgin Media raises the broadband over-promising bar

While the race to the bottom has the potential to cripple profits margins, the race to the top has the potential to cripple brand credibility, as telcos continue to outgun each other with broadband speeds.

Virgin Media has a good quarter… we think…

Virgin Media’s parent company has released its financial earnings for the last quarter apparently showing a healthy performance adding an additional 45,000 customers.

Nokia and SK PONder proper fast fibre

As if South Korea wasn’t far enough ahead of everyone else in the world, Nokia has just knocked it out the park by delivering fibre access speeds of 52.5 Gbps.

Sky telegraphs its Openreach agenda

As BT’s negotiations with Ofcom falter, embittered Openreach customer Sky recruited the Telegraph newspaper for propaganda help.

Nokia and DT get a Terabit better at optical

Gigabit society – HA! We laugh at your feeble gigabit aspirations, inferred Nokia, DT and the University of Munich after demonstrating 1 Terabit-per-second transmission rates over fibre.

AT&T pointlessly attacks Google over fibre

After Google shifted its focus from fibre to wireless following a tricky time of things, AT&T couldn’t resist taking a juvenile swipe at the OTT-come-telecoms provider.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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