CityFibre secures wayleave permissions to connect over a million locally-owned and housing association homes, reducing the digital divide and providing essential digital infrastructure. Collaborations with organizations like Places for People aim to support those struggling with the cost of living and staying online.
Virgin Media O2 extends its RAN deal with Nokia, enhancing 4G and 5G coverage in the UK, while exploring potential 5G cloud RAN pilots. This partnership diversifies vendors and supports the nation’s digital transformation.
Hyperoptic announces over 100 layoffs, with plans to reassign 40 network build engineers to customer-focused roles amid growing competition and economic pressures in the UK fibre market. Industry consolidation seems inevitable as rival networks face similar challenges.
United Group collaborates with Parallel Wireless to trial Open Radio Access Network technology on Bulgaria’s Vivacom network, promoting innovation, flexibility, and vendor diversity for improved services.
Wyre, the newly rebranded joint venture between Telenet and Fluvius, gears up for next month’s network rollout with a focus on upgrading hybrid fiber-coaxial networks to fiber-to-the-home, aiming for 78% footprint expansion in Flanders by 2038.
UK’s latest telecommunications initiatives involve satellite broadband for remote Scottish regions, collaborating with Australia on telecoms diversification, and implementing advanced digital infrastructure such as smart lampposts, showcasing its commitment to becoming a global industry leader.
Finnish provider DNA’s exceptional growth in the telecommunications market is rooted in their commitment to network performance and customer experience, leveraging 5G advancements and expanding coverage to ensure quality service for subscribers.
Gigaclear secures £420 million investment from Equitix, boosting coverage targets and bringing ultrafast full fibre broadband to over one million rural homes in England by 2027, fostering economic growth and essential service access.
Virtual and SaaS-based network security solutions thrive as enterprises seek agile options, reaching 20% revenue growth in Q1. The shift is driven by cloud-centric IT architectures and escalating security threats, with top players like Zscaler, Palo Alto Networks, and Akamai leading the market.
EU Commissioner Thierry Breton calls for accelerated replacement of high-risk vendors in 5G networks, emphasizing the importance of adhering to the 5G Toolbox framework. As some countries lag behind, a potential EU-enforced ban looms, sparking debate on costs and security.