Focusing on FTTP will set back EU Gigabit goals, says Liberty Global report

Focusing exclusively on fibre-to-the-premises is likely to be counter-productive in enabling Europe to reach the Gigabit Society goals set by the European Commission, according to a report commissioned by cable group Liberty Global. The report argues that a range of technologies currently considered “very high-capacity” by the Commission, including G.Fast close to the end user, […]

BT sees TV growth, commits to G.Fast investment

BT’s TV base grew by 66,000 in the first three months of the year, and by 28% year-on-year, to reach 1.5 million at the end of the company’s fourth financial quarter. BT Sport’s average daily audience figures increased 45% year on year, from the start of the football season in August to the end of […]

ITU moves forward with G.fast for high-speed internet over copper

The new G.fast standard for very high-speed broadband services over existing copper wires has taken a step closer towards realisation after an ITU study group approved a recommendation that specifies methods to minimise the risk of G.fast equipment interfering with broadcast services such as FM radio. The Geneva meeting of ITU-T Study Group 15 paves […]