Technical restrictions mean that NBN Co will not be able to offer its pending fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) product in buildings where TPG Telecom has already installed FTTB services, NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has confirmed. The alternatives? FTTP to the apartment – or no NBN Co service at all.
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The National Optic Fiber Network rollout has been not so successful, according to the chief of the country's telecoms regulator, who called for the next government to take immediate action on spectrum availability.
Telecom New Zealand this week announced its rollout of VDSL — the copper-based broadband technology promising speeds three to four times that of ADSL lines.
Telecoms body authorized the rollout for third-generation services to municipalities with less than 30,000 inhabitants
BT is facing nearly £100m of repayments after Ofcom concluded the telecoms company had overcharged providers such as BSkyB, TalkTalk and Virgin Media for its ethernet services.
The threat of further delays to the UK's 800MHz spectrum auction and the subsequent rollout of LTE services has passed, according to a letter from the head of telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Italy's largest telco is to launch its LTE services next month, with a clutch of cities set to get coverage before the year's end.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has decided that Everything Everywhere can start offering 4G services before the end of the year, ahead of the 4G spectrum auction next year. While the move may anger rivals, it will benefit consumers, at least in the short term.
The telecoms company, which has rolled out its super-fast broadband network to 10 million premises, saw annual profits go up 42 percent in the last financial year
The home insurance and repairs firm HomeServe has been fined £750,000 by Ofcom, after the telecoms regulator found it had been making an excessive number of silent and abandoned calls to consumers.The fine, the first to be ordered since the maximum penalty was drastically increased in 2010, was levied on Thursday after an investigation that began last year.
People in the UK are becoming increasingly comfortable with the internet and are spending 50 percent more time online than they were five years ago, a media literacy survey by Ofcom has shown.The telecoms regulator said on Thursday that 50 percent of people had "concerns over the internet", which is significantly down the 70 percent who had such concerns in 2007.
Mobile operator Vodafone has accused Ofcom of "taking leave of its senses" in its decision to allow Everything Everywhere to forge ahead with a 4G rollout before 2013, according to reports.The telecoms regulator said on 13 March that it was "minded" to allow Everything Everywhere to refarm its 2G spectrum to provide 4G services using the 1800MHz frequency, prompting the response from Vodafone in The Sunday Times.
The regulator said it plans to allow the parent of T-Mobile and Orange to re-use its 2G spectrum for 4G, which would let it get a jump on rivals by launching high-speed services before the end of 2012
The watchdog has said that operators should voluntarily introduce global roaming caps for data usage in order to reduce the number of cases of 'bill shock' experienced by customers returning home from abroad
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
The company has asked Ofcom to let UK operators reuse their GSM spectrum for fast mobile broadband as soon as possible, meaning the UK could get 4G ahead of the upcoming spectrum auction
Ofcom chief Ed Richards has warned operators that the government may change telecoms regulation if constant litigation threats continue to delay the 4G spectrum auction
The telecoms regulator has told ISPs they must be clearer with broadband customers about when they restrict traffic on their networks, otherwise it may use its powers to force them to be more transparent
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has called for greater transparency by broadband providers and suppliers, and warns that it could force companies to make such changes.
The regulator has banned the sale of broadband and fixed-line contracts that automatically renew into another fixed-term period, saying they discourage people from switching provider
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