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London getting more competitive for leased-line fibre

BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.

June 19, 2012 by

No one is selfless in NBN debate

One of the signatories to a national broadband proposal unveiled at the eleventh hour to rival Labor's own long-running NBN project has accused vendors and telcos of stirring up hype for a fibre-optic cable future in line with a view to serving their own interests in generating massive contracts and gaining operating certainty.

September 1, 2010 by

Another Optus fibre break hits Qld

Queensland-based customers of Optus and several other telcos were suffering service outages this afternoon due to what the SingTel subsidiary suspected was a break in an optical fibre cable north of Coffs Harbour.

February 16, 2009 by

O2 may roll out UK fibre too

European telco O2 (also known as Telefonica Europe) is considering investing in its own fibre-to-the-home network, but wants to wait until Ofcom changes telecommunications regulation before it makes an investment.

July 16, 2008 by

Telstra talks broadband regulation, Libs let fly

It's not at all quiet on the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network front, as telcos lodge their submissions on regulatory issues for the AU$4.7 billion national broadband network (NBN) and the Liberal party throws a spanner in the works by starting an inquiry into the government's handling of the network tender.

June 25, 2008 by

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