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VimpelCom boost from fibre growth

Russian service provider VimpelCom’s fixed line business was boosted by growth in fibre-to-the-building subscribers and voice revenue last year, while the company’s fixed-line broadband base declined by 3% year-on-year to 2.3 million. Fixed line service revenue grew by 5% year-on-year to RUB12.4 billion, with ARPU rising by 1%. VimpelCom overall reported revenues of US$22.5 billion […]

Stofa hires new agencies following takeover of Waoo! subs

Danish cable operator Stofa has hired marketing agencies OMD and Gekko to help with a strategic repositioning of its customer offerings.  Along with branding and marketing agency Kunde & Co, OMD and Gekko will help Stofa establish greater visibility in the Danish market, according to the company. OMD replaces previous marketing agency partner Carat, while […]

BT appoints new Openreach CEO

BT has appointed former HSBC, Dixons and Procter & Gamble executive Joe Garner as the new CEO for BT Openreach – the UK telco’s UK local access network. Garner is due to join in mid-February and will replace Liv Garfield, who leaves BT to take the CEO role at water company Severn Trent. “The massive […]

Most European broadband to still come from copper lines in 2020

Most of Europe will still get its broadband delivered over copper phone lines, despite the rollout of fibre, according to research by broadband, IPTV and VoIP market intelligence firm Point Topic.  The study claims that though at least 90% of homes in the European Union will have access to broadband speeds of 30 Mbps download […]

Lattelecom extends fibre network

Latvian telco Lattelecom has build out its fibre network in the town of Krāslavā in the eastern part of the country. The move gives access to the telco’s fibre network to a further 2,520 households. Lattelecom’s fibre network, offering internet speeds of up to 500Mbps, is currently available to 415,000 households, mostly in Riga.

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