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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/27/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends fiber network in Poland; executive change at Tele2; Eutelsat takes stock in wake of slowdown.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/24/2016
Welcome to your Friday Gigabites. In this edition, Google Fiber makes a strategic acquisition, the state of Maryland plans for a major new fiber link between ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/24/2016
The British public has voted narrowly in favor of leaving the European Union (EU) and UK telecom players are already feeling the impact.
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Google Fiber has revealed plans to buy a San Francisco-based gigabit player called Webpass in a move that could support efforts to develop high-speed services based ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/21/2016
Openreach, the fixed broadband access division of UK incumbent BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA), is increasing its focus and investments on fiber-to-the-premises rollout, ...
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Sweden's Telia Company will raise €479 million ($706 million) from selling its majority stake in Spanish mobile operator Yoigo to local rival Masmovil as part of its ...
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Infrastructure player Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) has agreed to buy smaller rival Tower Cloud for $230 million in anticipation of growing demand for small ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/20/2016
Like their counterparts in North America, European cable operators are starting to embrace DOCSIS 3.1 for the multi-gigabit speeds that it promises to deliver.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bigs up new router; TalkTalk boss sees pay hike; Ericsson 'fesses up to Greek probe; Virgin deal with UKTV.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/17/2016
TGIF. In today's edition of Gigabites, Google Fiber finds new fees in Portland, the FTTH Council ties fiber broadband to higher property values, AT&T boasts about ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/17/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband providers slam "fiber taxes"; DT considers bid for web hosting firm; Liberty Global backs Remain campaign.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/15/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach targets SMEs; Finnish tech startups struggle for staff; Huawei does the math in Paris.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/14/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tools up its 5G Garage; Virgin Media cements relationship with housebuilders; Apple Pay for Orange Cash customers.
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