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Cityfibre completes £200m deal for TalkTalk’s fibre networks business 

TalkTalk has sold its fibre networks rollout business to Cityfibre for £200 million. The deal for Fibrenation was supposed to be completed last year, but was delayed following Labour’s announcement that it planned to nationalise parts of BT if it won the general election.


Openreach to enhance digital connectivity across Northern Ireland

Openreach is aiming to deliver ultrafast broadband to three million homes and businesses by the end of 2020 It has reached a “milestone” of making the technology available to over one million premises, a year since launching its “full fibre” programme. Engineers have installed around 2.6 million kilometres of fibre, using hundreds of heavy plant machinery-… Read More


Australia $36 billion broadband slower than Kenya

Australia, one of the first nations to attempt a full-country rollout of high-speed internet, has one of the slowest broadband networks globally. In a recent survey, the country’s eight-year, $36 billion investment was ranked No. 51, falling behind developing countries such as Kenya and Thailand. Telstra, the country’s leading telecommunications provider, also announced that it would… Read More


European project demonstrates 1 Gbps satellite broadband

A European consortium has successfully demonstrated one gigabit per second (1 Gbps) broadband over satellite. The project, which involved the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Avanti Communications and Work Microwave, trialled the latest DVB-S2X modulator and demodulator equipment across Avanti’s HYLAS satellite capacity. Using wideband carriers, the trials exploited full transponder bandwidth and outperformed… Read More


EU launches banking-led fund for broadband infrastructure

The European Union has announced the launch of a major fund intended to improve broadband infrastructure and coverage, working initially with major banks from France, Italy and Germany. The Connecting Europe Broadband Fund will act as an investment platform for both public and private institutions, and launches with three anchor investors: Cassa Depositi e Prestiti… Read More



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