Wireless


Google halts new Fiber rollouts, cuts staff in major strategy shift

Google will not now roll out fibre internet in most of its ‘potential Fiber cities’ and will cut staff in these markets, in a major change to its connectivity strategy. In a blog post announcing its decision, Google said that work would continue in its existing Google Fiber footprint – in the cities where it […]

Lamy report on 700MHz offers limited comfort for broadcasters

The 700MHz spectrum band currently used for digital-terrestrial broadcasting in Europe should be allocated to wireless broadband use by 2020, give or take a couple of years, while broadcasters should be given regulatory security over their rights to use remaining UHF spectrum below 700MHz until 2030, according to a report presented by former EU commissioner […]

Liberty adds 250,000 Horizon and TiVo customers

Liberty Global added more than 250,000 next-generation Horizon TV and TiVo customers in Q1, in what CEO Mike Fries described as an “excellent start” to the year. Announcing results for the three months ending March 31, Liberty said that it ended the quarter with more than 550,000 Horizon TV subscribers across four countries – the […]

European wireless falling behind, warns Kroes

European digital commissioner Neelie Kroes has warned that Europe needs to work together to stop its wireless industry from falling behind the rest of the world.  In a speech made at the Mobile World Congress yesterday, Kroes called for a “more coherent, more integrated, more efficient” European telecoms market in order to foster mobile broadband […]