Among other things, CERRE recommends the competitive use of networks by different players – rather than focusing on competition between network owners – to lower entry barriers.
The former Dutch incumbent also expects to save up to €250 million through digital transformation.
Stéphane Richard, Chairman & CEO, (pictured), said, “Orange Group has demonstrated its resilience in all its markets in the face of unprecedented health and economic crisis”.
The companies will have a “co-control model” and deploy fibre in rural and semi-rural areas of the country.
The operator completed the upgrade to its the cable-fibre network in 13 federal states – the largest gigabit expansion project in Germany.
The story surfaced in Spain’s Expansion newspaper saying that the two are exploring a 50/50 joint venture.
If the deal reported by Reuters goes ahead, it marks a sharp reversal from the mobile-first strategy embraced by Telefónica in Germany.
Arguably the real question is what took the incumbent so long – or why the regulator didn’t act sooner – given Germany’s scarce fibre infrastructure?
The alternative UK broadband service provider has confirmed rumours it is in takeover negotiations with an existing shareholder.
Simon Navin, Head of High Definition Roads at Ordnance Survey, explains how OS is building an asset management data service using AI, plus fleets of vehicles with camers and sensors.
As full-fibre deployments recover from lockdown disruption, FTTH market fundamentals look healthy, but challenges remain for network rollout and customer take-up, writes Michelle Donegan.
The US fund is apparently looking to buy a majority stake in altnet provider Zzoomm.
It is part of the €100 billion stimulus package announced by the French government.
A letter of intents has been approved, with the state-backed CPD Equity, to set up a single company through integration with Open Fiber.
French billionaire Xavier Niel, who owns Salt as well as the Free brands in France and Italy, claims the deal breaches an exclusivity agreement.
The Italian government’s efforts to create a single national broadband provider, by merging the assets of OpenFiber and Telecom Italia, grind to another halt.
The estimated cost to Ukraine’s biggest broadband and ICT provider will be $110 million (€93.59 million).
The Goldman Sachs-backed company completed its main full fibre build in the Scottish city of Stirling, ending the first phase of its work programme in partnership with Vodafone.
KKR has reportedly offered €1.8 billion to buy 38% of TIM’s secondary copper and fibre network, having expressed interest in acquiring a stake in the local loop in March.
The organisations issued a statement saying the European telecoms industry wants to work with EU institutions, national governments and stakeholders to speed economic recovery after the pandemic.
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