EU report casts doubt on 2030 digital targets

The European Union this week published its first annual State of the Digital Decade report, which was more a whinge about investment than a study on the current digital landscape.

CityFibre brings in the builders for Project Gigabit

CityFibre has inked contracts with four civil engineering firms that will enable to crack on with building fibre network infrastructure in tricky locations using the government funding it won earlier this year.

STL opens new US cable plant

STL has opened a $56 million manufacturing facility in Lugoff, South Carolina, which will specialise in ‘future-ready optical solutions.’

Understanding broadband and its evolution

Our panel of experts explore the current state of the fibre rollout and how technologies like Fixed Wireless Access and satellites are developing to provide additional techniques of improving the world’s internet access.

Nokia gets a BEAD on US fibre

Nokia is to start making fibre broadband kit in the US in a bid to get in on the action of one of the government’s major, multi-billion-dollar funding drives.

Economic situation could hit fibre uptake – analyst

Fibre accounts for more than two thirds of broadband connections globally, according to new research published this week, but there’s a question mark over whether growth will continue against a tricky economic backdrop.

Wildanet looks to hook up Devon to fibre

Gigabit broadband could benefit Devon to the tune of £1 billion by the end of the decade, according to fibre builder Wildanet which, not at all coincidentally, has just announced its expansion into the county.

Telefonica, Entel and KKR ink Peru fibre deal

Telefonica and Entel will bring together their fibre infrastructure in Peru and sell a majority stake in the resulting entity to KKR, which will then plough additional cash into network expansion.

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