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Vodafone acquires Liberty Global’s European assets for €18.4bn

Vodafone is to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for €18.4 billion. The company is aiming to expand its presence across Europe, by offering packages of cable TV, broadband and mobile connectivity. It will give Vodafone access to more than 54 million homes using fibre-optic broadband, providing it with the ability to sell its services ... Read More »

Ofcom unveils new measures to make usage of mobile phone repeaters legal

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Europe trails the world in 5G deployment, says report

Europe trails the US and Asia in the development and adoption of 5G technology, according to a new report from CCS Insights. The analyst firm claimed that it is “likely” that US telecom firms will begin rolling out the first commercial 5G services this year, closely following by telcos in China.  However, by 2020, Asian countries could end up overtaking the ... Read More »

Court sides with Ofcom on 5G spectrum dispute between EE and Three

The High Court has sided with communications regulator Ofcom over its plans to auction 4G and 5G-ready radio spectrum across 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. Ofcom’s plans hit a hiatus when Three UK called on the regulator to introduce a 30 per cent cap on the capacity of spectrum that any one company can buy so that BT-owned EE wouldn’t end up ... Read More »

Partnership moves TeleDomani towards UC&C

A new partnership is bringing communication and collaboration solutions to US-based TeleDomani’s enterprise customers. Net2phone, a cloud-based communications solutions provider (and division of IDT Corporation) has announced its partnership with TeleDomani, which is a master agent for telecom and technology services. Through the tie-up, Net2phone will provide its hosted PBX and and SIP trunking offers to TeleDomani, whose agents will ... Read More »

Wasting time on conference calls costs the UK more than £26 billion every year

Technology issues and distractions mean that professionals waste up to 15 minutes on every conference call – and the practice is costing the UK more than £26 billion every year, according to a report by LoopUp. While face-to-face meetings still have a place, conference calling is increasingly the preferred contact method for busy employees, saving time and money. However, despite ... Read More »

Ofcom launches new consultation on Dark Fibre Access proposals to open up BT’s fibre network

Earlier this year, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom revealed its plans to open up the fibre market to smaller ISPs, telling BT that it had to separate its Openreach fibre network from the main company – turning the new subsidiary into a pure infrastructure-management firm. However, it has now backtracked on its decision. Openreach is to revoke and re-examine the changes, ... Read More »

UK broadband among the cheapest and fastest in the world

Broadband in the UK is, if not the best in the world, at least in the top-third, according to a study of broadband pricing and availability.  It found that going online in Burkina Faso – if you have the misfortune to live there – costs more than anywhere else in the world. The monthly price weighs in at an eye-watering average ... Read More »

EE boasts that it’s testing a 5G network with 2.8Gbps download speeds

Mobile phone network EE has demonstrated an end-to-end 5G test network that, it claims, is capable of delivering 2.8Gbps download speeds. Working with communications equipment maker Huawei, the test linked a virtualised 5G core to a 64×64 Massive MIMO active antenna unit broadcasting 5G New Radio.    BT-owned EE claimed that virtualising these network technologies can reduce costs, increase efficiency and ... Read More »

BT unveils plan to roll out FTTP connections by 2025

BT-owned Openreach is to belatedly unveil a plan detailing how it will deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections across Britain. BT’s admission comes less than a week after Vodafone revealed plans to work with upstart CityFibre to build their own FTTP network following years of intransigence from BT and Openreach.  The company’s chairman, Mike McTighe, recently concluded a consultation on the technology. He ... Read More »

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