BT Plans Fibre Broadband to 2 Million Subscribers

UK’s telecom regulator Ofcom suggests the incumbent operator BT (British Telecom) to invest in a multibillion-pound network upgrade programme, including laying ultrafast fibre-optic broadband lines to around two million homes and businesses. Leading national newspapers have reported that BT is fighting its battle to keep its network division, Openreach. The chief executive of BT, Gavin Patterson is expected to announce…

Cable ONE Plans FTTH in Gautier

Arizona based Cable ONE reveals its plan to begin construction of fiber-to-the-home in Gautier, Mississippi, in the new Shell Landing residential development. The cable company estimates that the cost of the project to be around US$250,000. The network deployment will be finished by this year October. Cable ONE officials revealed the company’s plan to build out its fiber-optic network to…

MTN Plans to Expand its Fiber Optic Networks in Zambia

South Africa-based telecoms giant MTN has announced an investment of about US$15 million to expand its fiber optic network infrastructures across Zambia. According to the telecom operator, the investments are geared towards improving internet access across the country. MTN sees potential growth in the telecom market in Zambia. The operator reveals that it has invested $10 million in fiber optic…

City of Ammon Promotes Fiber Optic Broadband

The Idaho based KPVI reports that the City of Ammon is looking to connect homes and neighborhoods with fiber optic cables that will deliver high speed broadband internet, significantly boosting data speeds for residents. The city had set the priority for connectivity, that is which neighborhoods need the connectivity first has been identified. Local news reports say that the residents…

FTTH Concil Europe Releases the Fifth Edition of FTTH Business Guide

FTTH Council Europe has issued the fifth edition of its FTTH Business Guide, which provides useful insights to business scenarios involved in FTTH to the newbies. Ever since the issue of the document by the Council, it has become a big favorite. The latest one, the fifth edition was released on 16 February 2016. The fourth edition was released on…

Telecom Italia Gears up to face the Competition

Italian telecom market updates suggest that the incumbent telecom operator, Telecom Italia has started experiencing the real heat of competition from its rival Enel in the broadband market. Taking the challenge, the operator is reportedly in talks over a deal to swap a stake in its wholesale arm TI Sparkle for fiber optic broadband operator Metroweb. Telecom Italia is holding…