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Lumen offloads consumer ops for $7.5 billion

Lumen has brokered a US$7.5 billion deal with Apollo Global Management that will see it part with its legacy consumer operations in 20 states across the Midwest and Southeast of the US.

Openreach fleshes out UK fibre push

Openreach this week announced plans to add a further 5 million homes and businesses to its full fibre footprint in the UK, sharing details of a raft of new towns and cities in which it plans to build.

Germany, UK, Italy still clinging onto copper

Europe is making solid progress in both the rollout and take-up of full fibre connections, according to new market data published this week, but there is still plenty of work to, particularly by three of the continent’s major economies.

UK’s digital divide narrows, but deepens

Ofcom has heralded a narrowing of the digital divide in the UK, with statistics showing an increase in household connectivity over the past year fuelled by the restrictions linked to Covid-19.

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