The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asked the European Commission to let it investigate CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 UK unit because it believes the deal will have the greatest impact on competition in the UK.
Verizon has added Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, adding another service choice for business customers considering a cloud migration.
The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) fired back against CLECs, saying that regulating incumbent local exchange carrier special access services would overstep the FCC's legal boundaries.
As more service providers look to take advantage of new technologies like G.fast and VDSL2, the Broadband Forum has devised a new specification for a new Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architecture and a set of associated requirements.
Level 3, Birch and BT Americas, three dominant U.S. competitive telcos, say that the FCC has broad power to adopt regulations governing rates for incumbent local exchange carrier (LEC) special access services.
BT Openreach said that if its latest G.fast trial in Huntingdon is successful and if Ofcom regulation is favorable towards new investments it will deploy the technology over the next two years as a complement to its fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services.
BT Americas President Bas Burger says that AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. telcos, are price gouging competitors that purchase special access services.
UK mobile operator EE updated its TV offering with features it said confirms the service as the country's only mobile-first TV service.
BT and ASSIA, a provider of software solutions that enable telcos to increase the rate and reach of broadband services they deliver over their existing copper networks, have agreed to settle their long-running patent dispute that began in 2011.
EE hailed a return to operating revenue growth in the second quarter of 2015, although growth in the UK-based operator's fixed business lifted the overall revenue trend as mobile service revenue continued to slide.