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Mexico’s SCT undersecretary shares telecoms roadmap
21 Jun 2017

Edgar Olivera Jimenez, Undersecretary of Communications at the Secretaria De Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), has shared the ministry’s transformation vision of Mexico’s telecommunication sector to an audience at Mexico Connect attended by around 300 delegates.

New Zealand commits to universal broadband coverage
26 May 2017

The New Zealand government has promised that 99% of the population will get ultra-fast broadband by 2025 – an increase on the current target of 84% – and the other 1% will still get 10Mbps.

FCC reforms ‘outdated’ 800MHz band rules
24 Mar 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to modernise its cellular licensing and power rules in the 800MHz cellular band to provide millions of wireless customers with greater access to networks at faster speeds.

Ooredoo launches 10Gbps FTTH service
02 Mar 2017

Ooredoo has today launched its 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Qatar and is targeting a wider commercial rollout later this year.

Telia Carrier boosts backbone with two new PoPs
21 Feb 2017

Telia Carrier has established two new points of presence (PoPs) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bolster its network backbone in a region experiencing a surge in traffic growth and customer demand.

TIM and Swisscom unit defend Italian FTTH joint venture
10 Feb 2017

TIM and Swisscom’s Italian subsidiary Fastweb have both defended their joint fibre investment strategy in Italy in the face of an announcement by the country’s competition authority that it is investigating the €1.2 billion project.

Rumoured Verizon bid for Charter will be test for Trump
27 Jan 2017

Donald Trump’s industrial policy for the telecoms industry may face its first big test soon, following widespread rumours that Verizon is talking about combining with US cable operator Charter Communications.

FCC votes to expand New York broadband deployment
27 Jan 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken its first action under new chairman Ajit Pai, by voting to provide up to $170 million to expand broadband deployment in under-served rural areas of New York State.