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Brsk Plan FTTP Broadband for 150K Greater Manchester Homes

UK ISP Brsk, which is busy building a new gigabit-capable and “open access” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has today announced a major expansion that will see them aim to cover 150,000 premises across the Greater Manchester area (i.e. Stockport and the surrounding areas, with plans for Middleton and Oldham). The operator began their rollout last […]

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Jurassic Fibre Breaks from FTTP Rollout to Recycle XMas Trees

And now for something completely different. Broadband ISP Jurassic Fibre, which is building a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across parts of South West England, has volunteered staff and vans to assist in Hospiscare’s (charity) Christmas Tree Recycling fundraiser. A total of 1,200 trees were collected, raising £16K. As you can probably guess, the initiative involved […]

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Telstra and Ericsson team up for AgriFood Connect private 5G

Telstra Enterprise customer AgriFood Connect, an Australian not-for-profit organisation, created to accelerate the adoption of technology and innovation across agriculture and manufacturing industries will be the beneficiary of this new technology.  Ericsson Private 5G is a private wireless connectivity platform that facilitates advanced operations through automation, flexibility and intelligent connectivity. Using a single server 5G dedicated network based on a dual mode core… read more on...

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Vodafone considers merger with Three in UK and Iliad in Italy

Vodafone Group has seemingly been quite active on the M&A front in recent months, with two separate stories coming to light this week suggesting they have sought to make market-shaking acquisitions in both the UK and Italy. Bloomberg reports that Vodafone was exploring the possibility of purchasing Three UK with the latter’s parent company, CK Hutchison, late last year.  In November last year, Vodafone’s Group CEO Nick Read said he was “firmly supportive of consolidation on the right...

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IHS Towers grabs more Brazilian towers with SP5 acquisition

IHS Towers, one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count, has signed an agreement to acquire São Paulo Cinco Locação de Torres Ltda. (“SP5”), a Grupo Torresur (“GTS”) portfolio company. GTS is one of the leading providers of telecommunications infrastructure in Brazil and SP5’s portfolio includes 2,115 telecommunication towers across Brazil… read more on TotalTele.com...

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New TIM CEO reignites Italian single network hopes

On Friday, Italian incumbent operator TIM announced that they had selected Pietro Labriola to replace the outgoing Luigi Gubitosi as Group CEO.  Labriola, who had served as the CEO of TIM Brasil for three years, was considered the frontrunner for the position, having quickly secured the backing of both Vivendi, TIM’s largest individual shareholder, and Italian state investment bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP). The change-up dates back to November, when private investment firm KKR first...

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CityFibre FTTP Broadband Finally Goes Live in Gloucester UK

After a long wait, CityFibre has announced that their £31m project to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network across the city of Gloucester (Gloucestershire, England) has finally started to go live and connect the first local homes and businesses. The Gloucester build, which is supported by the Kier Group, started […]

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Virgin Media O2 UK Starts Trial to Tackle Vandalised Cabinets

A new 6-month long trial has been launched by broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media (VMO2) in the City of York, which will see the provider working alongside the city council to repaint vandalised street cabinets and bring them back to their original state. Sadly, vandalism and graffiti remain an all-too-common problem for telecoms […]

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Vodafone UK Allegedly Expressed Interest in Three UK Merger

Mobile operator Vodafone UK is allegedly reported to have explored a move to merge with rival Three UK by acquiring them from parent CK Hutchison Holdings. But the expression of interest, which is said to have been made last year, did not lead to an agreement and is no longer part of active negotiations. At […]

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DCMS Committee Finds Online Safety Bill Gets the Balance Wrong

A new cross-party UK report from the DCMS Select Committee has warned that the Government’s new Online Safety Bill (OSB), which will task Ofcom with tackling “harmful” content online, fails to get the balance right and “neither protects freedom of expression nor is it clear nor robust enough to tackle illegal and harmful online content.” […]

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