Sky launches new ultra-fast fibre offering

Sky has launched an ultra-fast broadband product, Sky Fibre Max, offering speeds of up 76Mbps, in the UK. The new service, Sky’s fastest broadband offering, will be available for £25 a month plus Sky line rental. The company is highlighting the ability of Sky customers to download music albums in five seconds and TV shows […]

Virgin Media names UK villages due for fibre upgrades

Virgin Media has named 10 communities in England and Scotland that will benefit from an “ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost” this year.  The villages will be connected with fibre broadband that is run directly to homes and businesses, with the investment forming part of Virgin Media’s £3 billion (€3.9 billion) Project Lightning network expansion. Four […]

Orange to extend fibre network to 10 more cities

Orange in Poland is to extend its fibre network to 10 additional cities, the company has announced. The operator plans to build out its network in the cities of Bielsko-Biala, Czestochowa, Gdynia, Gorzow Wielkopolski, Kielce, Olsztyn, Radom, Rzeszow, Toruń and Włocławek. Orange says that it plans to take its fibre network past 3.5 million homes […]

IoD: UK should aim for 1,000x faster broadband speeds

The UK government has a “poverty of ambition” when it comes to national broadband speeds and should aim for speeds 1,000 times faster than current targets, according to business leaders. A new report by the Institute of Directors (IoD) calls for a new target that would give households and businesses access to speeds of 10 gigabits […]

UK government pledges superfast broadband for new homes

The UK government has unveiled plans to make superfast fibre broadband available to all new home developments. Announcing the new deal, the government said it has worked with BT’s Openreach network infrastructure arm and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement that aims to provide fibre to new homes either for free or as […]

Orange passes fibre milestone

Orange now has over one million fibre broadband customers. The milestone was marked by the group’s CEO Stéphane Richard via Twitter. The figure means that Orange serves about one in four of France’s high-speed internet customers, which numbered 3.9 million at the end of September, according to figures released by telecom regulator ARCEP. According to […]

Vodafone Portugal to extend FTTH to further half million homes

Vodafone Portugal has said it will extend its fibre-to-the-home network to an additional 550,000 homes between now and the end of 2016. The network expansion will take Vodafone’s FTTH network to 2.75 million Portuguese homes in total, representing over two in three homes in the country, with a total investment of €125 million. The company […]

Ovum: 1bn mobile broadband subscriptions in Africa in 2020

The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa will climb from 147 million last year to reach one billion in 2020, according to Ovum. The research firm said that the ongoing rollout of 3G W-CDMA and 4G LTE networks and the increasing affordability of smartphones and other data devices will help drive the “rapid growth” […]

Altice to accelerate fibre build-out

Cable and telecom investor Altice has said it plans to accelerate its fibre build-out in France and Portugal. In France, the Altice Group has set itself new targets for fibre deployment via Numeridable-SFR and now aims to reach 12 million homes passed by the end of 2017, 18 million homes passed by the end of […]

Netflix partners with Vodafone Italy

Netflix has partnered with Vodafone in Italy, with the operator due to introduce exclusive promotional offers that will bundle Netflix subscriptions with fibre or 4G services.  The deal, which comes ahead of Netflix’s launch in Italy next month, is designed to make it easy for Italians to sign up and pay for their monthly Netflix […]