An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar

Preferred bidder announced for Ireland’s National Broadband Plan

14 May 2019

The Irish government’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has approved the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan.

New BT CEO announces increase for FTTP ambition

09 May 2019

Philip Jansen has announced plans for the company to increase its FTTP ambition to 15 million UK premises passed.

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Fibre engineers – have your say!

08 May 2019

Fibre Systems is looking for fibre engineers and installation professionals to share their experiences in the pages of the magazine.

Infinera automation technology selected by Verizon for Ethernet migration

07 May 2019

Verizon has chosen Infinera as a supplier of automation technology to help enable the migration of its time-division multiplexing (TDM) network to a new Ethernet-based network.

UK NHS hospitals and GP practices promised full fibre connection

07 May 2019

The UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock has committed to ensuring that all NHS organisations can be connected to full fibre broadband.

Italy's Fastweb and Open Fiber to share FTTH networks

03 May 2019

Fastweb will now be able to use some FTTH connections built by Open Fiber.

Global sales of optical transceivers in 2003-2024: What would it take to put this market back on track for 20 years of 14 per cent CAGR for 2003-2024?

LightCounting optical transceiver report asks what it will take to put market on track

02 May 2019

LightCounting has released the April edition of its Optical Communications Market Forecast Report.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms wins contract to expand Jisc Janet South network

02 May 2019

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has won a network contract with Jisc to refresh the Janet South network.

Lords Committee calls for UK rural strategy, including review of USO

01 May 2019

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy has called on the government to develop a rural strategy in order to help realise the potential of rural economies.

Bavaria receives State aid approval for high capacity investment

29 April 2019

The European Commission has approved an investment project to provide very high capacity broadband networks in six Bavarian municipalities that are already supplied with 30Mb/s connectivity.

UK government commits to digital map of underground cables and pipes

29 April 2019

The UK government’s Geospatial Commission has commissioned the creation of a digital map of underground pipes and cables.

UK/South Korea 5G competition announced

27 April 2019

The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a new UK/South Korea 5G competition to help prepare the UK for future 5G rollout.