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Virgin Media O2 CEO Raise Vodafone and Three UK Merger Concerns

The CEO of broadband and mobile giant Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2), Lutz Schüler, has – perhaps predictably – raised competition concerns over the proposed mobile merger between Vodafone and Three UK, not least because he believes the pair will end up controlling too much radio spectrum. Network sharing is another issue. The merger (here), […]

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EE Switches Off Final 3G Mobile Network Site in the UK

Mobile network operator EE (BT) has today published a short progress update on their national work to switch-off the old 3G data (mobile broadband) network, which reveals that the last of 18,000 sites to be shut-down – in Belfast – was finally taken off the air last week. The United Kingdom’s mobile operators (EE, O2, […]

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G.Network to Buy New Broadband Users Out of Existing UK ISP Contracts

Network builder and broadband ISP G.Network, which after a long pause recently resumed the deployment of their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in London (here), has today become the latest internet provider to announce that they will buy new customers out of their existing contracts. One of the difficulties that consumers often face, when a […]

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Broadband ISP iDNET UK Boost Resilience with New Dark Fibre Ring

Reputable internet provider iDNET, which has been around since 1996 and offers a variety of fibre broadband and Ethernet services to UK homes and businesses, has moved to boost their wider network resilience against “rogue JCB digging” by partnering with Zayo to install their own Dark Fibre Ring for 360Gbps of extra capacity. The new […]

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EXA Deploy New Hybrid Microwave-Fibre Route Between UK and USA

Network operator EXA Infrastructure has today announced a new plan to deploy a high-capacity hybrid data transmission route between New York and London, which will use a mix of existing subsea fibre optic cables and a new Microwave wireless link to deliver ultra-low latency transatlantic connectivity. The idea of combining fibre optic cables with specialist […]

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DOCOMO partners with SAPEON to explore new AI chip

Press Release SAPEON , a global AI semiconductor company, proudly announced their partnership with DOCOMO Innovations, INC. based in Silicon Valley, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT DOCOMO, INC.. This collaboration marks a significant step in expanding AI services, focusing on cost reduction, enhancing internal operations, and accelerating the development of innovative AI solutions. SAPEON and DOCOMO Innovations have entered into an agreement to explore various...

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Global Telco AI Alliance create JV to build telco-focussed LLM

News SK Telecom (SKT), Deutsche Telekom, e&, Singtel, and Softbank will jointly own the new company, which is set to be created later this year In the summer of last year, SKT, Deutsche Telekom, e&, and Singtel joined forces to create the Global Telco AI Alliance (GTAA), an industry initiative to jointly  explore AI in the telco space. Now, having been joined by Japan’s Softbank, the GTAA are taking the partnership one step further, announcing their intention to create a new joint...

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Netomnia Reveals Plan for 50Gbps UK FTTP Broadband Network

Network operator Netomnia, which is supported by retail ISP YouFibre and has already covered almost 1 million UK premises with their alternative 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, has quietly revealed that their network is being upgraded to support ADTRAN’s 50Gbps (50G PON) kit. Just to recap. Netomnia’s network currently, as of 9th November 2023 […]

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Broadband ISP Cuckoo Launch New UK CityFibre Plans, Drop Openreach

Internet provider Cuckoo, which plans to become the UK retail outlet for Fern Trading‘s (Octopus Investments) consolidated full fibre networks (Jurassic Fibre, Swish Fibre, Giganet and AllPoints Fibre), has refreshed their FTTP broadband plans. But at present they’re only available via CityFibre, while Openreach seems to have been dropped. Cuckoo originally started life around four […]

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London Full Fibre Business ISP Vorboss Launch 25Gbps Solution

Network operator and UK ISP Vorboss, which is investing £300m to deploy a 100Gbps full fibre network (Ethernet and broadband) – dedicated to business – across central London, has today launched a new 25Gbps service exclusively for its channel partners (resellers, ISPs etc.) as it continues to unlock high capacity products for businesses. Since 2020, […]

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