Google Fiber has been looking at bringing its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) project to the UK, shaking up the country's broadband market that's been dominated by incumbent telco BT, reports The Telegraph.
BT and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) reached a deal on Friday to establish a new 33-month labor agreement, with 72 percent voting in favor of the pact.
BT is tapping into the growing bring your own device (BYOD) trend with the introduction of its cloud-based BT One Phone service that allows small to medium business (SMB) customers to access their company's office phone system on a mobile device.
BT plans to construct miniature mobile networks in the buildings of its business users as it makes its return to the UK mobile market for the first time since selling O2 in 2001.
While there are the necessary qualifications and provisos, U.K. business telecom and utilities provider Axis is launching what it calls "free business broadband for life."
Every event I go to and every conversation I have with operators tends to at some point touch on how operators are putting the customer first and how customer experience is at the forefront of everything they do. But time and time again, this still fails to be reflected in how they treat their customers when it comes down to the personal contact level.
UK regulator Ofcom has put new rules in place that will force Openreach, the operator of BT's last mile network, to enhance the speed in which it conducts line repairs and service installations for consumers and its wholesale customers, reports ZDNet.
Zayo continues to capitalize on its growing presence in Europe by completing a network upgrade that will enable it to provide 100G wavelength services over its long-haul network.
AT&T, BT and other traditional telcos' move to migrate more of their customers off TDM-based T1 and E1 access to IP-based services like Ethernet is expected to create a bountiful market opportunity for EFM (Ethernet in the first mile) bonded copper and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) vendors.
BT Business has introduced an online promotion to attract new customers by offering six months of broadband for free.