Sky launches broadband offer in Italy

Comcast-owned Sky has added broadband to its product portfolio in Italy. The operator already is an established name as an ISP in the UK and Ireland, but this marks Sky’s first attempt to offer broadband on the continent. Sky said that it will launch Sky WiFi – the moniker given to its triple play solution […]

FTTH surges as copper declines in global broadband report

The number of global fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.17% in Q3 2019. According to new figures from Point Topic, there are now 1.12 billion fixed broadband subscribers as of September 2019, with East Asia representing the largest area with 46.9% of all subscribers. East Asia also saw 65.96% of all net additions, with Europe […]

Industry body responds to Labour’s free broadband pledge

The UK’s independent networks co-operative association (INCA) has expressed its concerns to Labour’s pledge to nationalise parts of BT, providing the entire nation with free broadband by 2030.  Announced last week ahead of the country’s general election on December 12, the party pledged to nationalise Openreach, along with parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and […]

Labour proposes free broadband for all and nationalisation of BT’s fixed line network

The UK’s Labour party has announced its plans to nationalise BT’s fixed line network to provide free full-fibre broadband for the country should it win the upcoming general election. The party has said that it will nationalise Openreach, along with parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer and that the move will be […]

Taiwan takes pole position as UK lags in global broadband league

Taiwan has leapt into first place in’s World Broadband Speed League this year, with a mean download speed of over 85Mbps, up from 28Mbps in 2018’s list. The World Broadband Top 10 is topped by Taiwan, Singapore, with a mean broadband speed of 70.86Mbps and – something of an outlier – the tiny UK […]

EC provides funding for Italian broadband rollout

The European Commission has allocated €573 million in funding to support the deployment of fast broadband in Italy. The EU funding, covering 60% of the project’s eligible costs, will help bring fast internet access to areas where it is currently not available.More than Italian 7,000 municipalities will be covered, totalling 12.5 million inhabitants and almost […]

New Ofcom speed code gives broadband and TV subs right to walk away

UK regulator Ofcom has introduced new rules giving consumers the right to walk away from broadband contracts that do not live up to promises made about speed, with the ability to drop TV services and fixed-phone packages purchased at the same time. The new code of practice introduced by Ofcom means that broadband operators must […]

Liberty Global report: European consumers ‘value broadband more than sex’

European consumers value broadband network quality and coverage more than competitive pricing, and would be more willing to give up sex, holidays, their favourite TV channels and chocolate than their home broadband connection, according to a study commissioned by Liberty Global from AT Kearney. The study, based on a survey of 8,000 consumers in the […]

S&P: half of fixed-line broadband homes in APAC get speeds of 100 Mbps

Roughly half of all fixed-broadband households in the Asia-Pacific region have a connection with download speeds of 100 Mbps or greater, according to Kagan. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group found that as of the first half of 2018, 49.3% of fixed broadband households across 14 markets could access these broadband speeds, equating to […]

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