For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
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New Zealand network operator posts a flat result, but a regulated reduction in the prices it can charge for copper broadband services looms in December.
When an earthquake hit the region around Pieve di Cento, the village became a symbol of the disaster. Now the area is showing other small towns left off telcos' fibre rollout plans how to make sure superfast broadband reaches them.
Gosford is Australia's first council to be a licensed telecommunications carrier – but for the council it's not so much about competing with existing telcos, as it is about facilitating a cloud and NBN-driven technology reinvention.
Universal price guarantees, ensuring equal prices for regional and urban Australians under Labor's NBN model, could disappear if the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) services tried to compete against existing HFC networks, NBN Co has warned.
The New Zealand government is proposing putting prices for services on par with fibre prices in order to encourage NZ telcos to invest in the new fibre network.
BT is adding new copper and fibre broadband customers to its network as it continues to extend the reach of its fibre network, but tough conditions in Europe and declining call revenues are eating into its takings.
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.
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 uptake of fibre-based broadband packages is increasing in the UK, contributing to a rise in the overall speed of connections, but the issue the rural-urban divide remains
The company says BT has an unfair advantage in the rollout of fibre-based broadband to rural Britain, and it should be compelled to take a local-loop unbundling approach to dark fibre
Ofcom chief Ed Richards says the regulator will require competition in rural broadband networks, and is backing wavelength unbundling as a possible way to ensure fairness in fibre rollouts
Ericsson has secured a prime spot within New Zealand's national broadband roll-out, signing a deal with Telecom New Zealand's network business Chorus to provide fibre for the roll-out.
The new CEO of Primus Australia, Tom Mazerski, advocates consumer choice. That means the option for consumers to stay with copper and less market control from Telstra.
Primus Australia has introduced Optical Transport Network (OTN) capabilities to its existing fibre network in Australia, completing the first stage of its Metro Fibre project which spans the top five capital cities in the country.
In a move that the company admits will provide some of its customers with an inferior service, iiNet has signed an agreement to transfer its customers onto Telstra's fibre network in South Brisbane.
Hot on the heels of a similar deal with iiNet, Pacific Fibre has signed a multimillion-dollar agreement to supply international bandwidth on its new undersea cable service to Vodafone New Zealand.
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iiNet has signed an agreement with Pacific Fibre to access international capacity on its proposed fibre cable.
Pacific Fibre has signed up US-based infrastructure company TE Connectivity to build its 12,750km undersea telecommunications fibre cable link between Australia, New Zealand and the United States.