FTC and Swift County to Expand Broadband Networks

Swift County and Federated Telephone Cooperative (FTC) have received 4.95 million US dollars, which is the highest award in this year’s latest round of funding for the expansion of broadband services in Minnesota.

Anacom Reports Growth of Fiber Broadband in Portugal

Anacom has published the progress report of the telecom market in Portugal. The report says that the number of Portuguese households with fiber optic coverage has reached 3.96 million in the third quarter. The National Communications Authority (Anacom) is the telecommunication regulatory authority in Portugal.

TRAI Invites Comments on BharatNet Deployment

India’s telecommunication watchdog TRAI, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has issued a consultation paper on rolling out the national optical fibre network (NOFN), which has been renamed ‘BharatNet’. TRAI had issued guidelines on roll out of BharatNet on April 2015. Though the watchdog had recommended measures to roll out the network for building broadband highways for ushering in Digital India,…

Neglecting Fiber is Risking Global Competitiveness

The country’s global competitiveness would be at risk if Germany continues to delay fiber optic deployments and keep promoting old copper networks, says Vodafone CEO Hannes Ametsreiter. He told the German Government should prioritize optical fiber based technology for its 5G networks.