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Vodafone-Idea Merger: Telecom Department Receives Legal Opinion On Demand For Vodafone Dues

Idea and Vodafone have decided to combine their operations to create the country’s largest telecom operator worth over $23 billion, with a 35 percent …

Telecoms

Legal insight: Regulatory reforms to facilitate FTTP

EU and UK policies have led to large-scale investment in telecoms infrastructure in recent years. Although the UK is on its way to meet the first …

Three passes the 10m customer mark and posts strong financials for 2017

The UK's fourth biggest mobile operator, Three, has reached 10 million customers, according to its latest financial report. The company's active …

Customers

Hyperoptic to bring 100,000 FTTH connections to London borough

The deal will see Hyperoptic bring gigabit fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband services to Southwark Council's entire housing portfolio, plus an …

South London

Premier League raises less from TV rights auction

<b>The Premier League has seen a decline in the money raised from the sale of rights to broadcast matches in the UK.</b><p>In total BT and Sky bid £4.4bn to screen the lion's share of 200 games for each season between 2019-2022.<p>That amount falls short of the £5.1bn the Premier League netted in 2015.<p>Two …

BT faces fresh calls to spin off Openreach

Anger at BT’s failure to commit to a large-scale broadband network upgrade has triggered a new discussion of whether it should be forced to spin off its network subsidiary Openreach.<p>Ministers and regulators are understood to be “extremely frustrated” by an announcement this month that only three …

ISP TalkTalk Propose Full Fibre Broadband for 3 Million UK Premises

Budget ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that they are in “discussions” with Infracapital over a plan to jointly create an independent company, with a total …

Com Hem tests symmetrical 1.2 Gbps service with view to possible launch in 2019

(Telecompaper) Swedish operator Com Hem said its division Com Hem Labs is conducting a test in a property in Stockholm with symmetrical broadband …

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BT-owned Openreach promises 3 million premises 'ultrafast' broadband by 2020

Readers of a certain age will remember dial-up broadband. I can still recite each stage of its ringing, whirring, transmission-from-Mars-sounding …

Proximus to stop zero rating on the back of stricter EU rules

(Telecompaper) Proximus started a pilot with zero rating three years ago, testing sponsored mobile data, where it does not charge for data used with …

Comcast’s surprisingly good mobile network just got a little easier to access

Xfinity Mobile is a Comcast subsidiary that runs a virtual mobile network using Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon’s cell network. Whatever you might think …

Google's Fi Low-Cost Wireless Service Adds Unlimited Data. Here's How Much It Costs

Google added an unlimited data plan to its low-cost wireless service known as Project Fi, in a move aimed at matching the popular offers from rivals …

NBN fibre increase: Government says no

The government has not supported many recommendations by the joint standing committee on the NBN, including to increase fibre to the premises and …

T-Mobile CR plans CZK1bn investment in optical fibre networks

Czech news portal E15.cz reports that Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile Czech Republic is looking to invest up to CZK1 billion (USD48 million) in …

P4 granted option to acquire Virgin Mobile Polska

Poland’s second largest cellco by subscribers P4, which trades under the Play brand, has signed an agreement granting it an option to acquire MVNO …

BT introduces Ultrafast Fibre with 100 Mbps speed guarantee

Tuesday 16 January 2018 | 16:57 CET | News<p>BT Consumer has announced the launch of 'Ultrafast Fibre' broadband with a 100 Mbps speed guarantee. …

United Kingdom

Telekom Malaysia signs fibre deal to boost connectivity

Telekom Malaysia and Tenaga Nasional have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the roll out of full fibre networks in Malaysia. “This …

Deutsche Telekom brings superfast broadband to 358,000 new customers

Deutsche Telekom has connected 358,000 people to superfast broadband in 2018, thanks to its network vectoring programme. The programme has …

France to invest $3.7 billion in boosting 4G coverage

France is to generate $3.7 billion in investment in its 4G networks, with the aim of eliminating coverage black spots by 2020, according to a …

SoftBank set for $18 billion telecoms spin off

Japanese firm SoftBank could be set for an $18 billion IPO as it looks to spin off its domestic telecoms business units as a separate entity. In a …

Altice to spin off US company, reorganise Europe activities

(Telecompaper) Altice has announced a major reorganisation plan, saying it wants to split the company into two companies, one with its eye only on …

Tele2 to acquire Com Hem to form Sweden's second-largest operator

(Telecompaper) Tele2 Group and Com Hem Holding said they are merging to create Sweden's second largest mobile telephony and fixed broadband provider, …

Government Appoints New UK Digital Minister to Oversee Broadband

After a night of reshuffling the Government has today appointed Margot James MP to be its new Minister of State for Digital. Meanwhile the role’s …

Virgin Media parent Liberty Global spins out Latin American business

Liberty Global, the international cable and television group controlled by Irish American billionaire John Malone, has split off its Latin American …

Liberty Global

Zweites Leben für die Sinnlos-Kabel

Weltweit sind Millionen Kilometer ungenutzte Glasfaserkabel verlegt. Forscher wollen diese nun als Erdbeben-Sensor nutzen. Erste Tests sind bereits …

Digital

Arqiva abandons plans for GBP 1.5 billion float

(Telecompaper) UK communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva has abandoned plans to proceed with an IPO, citing market …

Broadcom contemplating USD 100 bln bid for Qualcomm - report

(Telecompaper) Broadcom is speaking to advisers about the possible acquisition of Qualcomm, Bloomberg reported, with sources saying the bid could go …

SoftBank to Drop Effort to Merge Sprint With T-Mobile

Sprint said to be planning significant investment in its network<p>For the second time in three years, Sprint Corp. is preparing to leave T-Mobile US Inc. at the altar after months of negotiations to bring together the two U.S. wireless providers.<p>The two sides have been exploring a deal that would …

T-Mobile

Openreach says it will build faster broadband for 10 million homes but only if it gets the money back

Under-fire broadband network provider Openreach said it hopes to build a faster broadband network for 10 million homes by the middle of the 2020s, …

Telecoms