Category: Broadband


US broadband market normalises after Covid high

The number of new customers signing up for fixed broadband services in the US was back to what could be considered a normal level in the third quarter of the year, according to new research published this week.

Chinese optical-fibre cables face punitive EU tariff

Optical-fibre imported from China could face up to a 44% tariff after an EU investigation has supported allegations of state-backed distortion and dumping behaviours, and Deutsche Telekom isn’t happy.

Brightspeed is born in the USA

Brightspeed will spend US$2 billion on the rollout of fibre infrastructure to up to 3 million US homes and businesses over the next five years.

Making the AltNet numbers add up

The successful AltNets identify locations, and communities of interest, that would benefit from – and are hungry to connect to – super fast services.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, broadband and Google

Both the lads are a bit worse for wear after a proper session with BT the previous day. They start by reviewing the professional pretext for the sesh, which was to talk OpenRAN, as was Iain’s trip to Paris the day before that. UK fibre once more made the news this week, but the middle segment was rebranded ‘broadband’ to avoid repetition, and they conclude with a look at how Google’s legal team fared recently.

Ofcom gives BT a break on broadband obligations

Ofcom has made changes to the UK’s universal service obligation that ultimately ease some of the cost burden on BT when it comes to providing high-speed broadband in hard-to-reach areas.

Vodafone expands fibre push with CityFibre deal

Vodafone has brokered a deal that will see it become the anchor tenant across CityFibre’s nationwide full fibre network, extending the existing wholesale partnership between the pair.

It’s fibre all the way for the UK in Q3 21

BT has dropped plans to partner up on fibre, while data shared by rivals CityFibre and Virgin Media O2 shows that high-speed broadband is rolling out apace in the UK.

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