Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, may have spent much of his career in the wireless industry, but that experience prepared him to help transform the once rural-only telco into a major provider of fiber-based services for enterprises and wireless operators.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, is implementing vectoring on its hybrid copper and FTTC (fiber to the cabinet) last mile network, a move that will enable its wholesale customer to deliver up to 100 Mbps over existing copper.
AgCom, Italy's telecom regulator, on Monday revealed the prices for wholesale access to Telecom Italia's (NYSE: TI) passive FTTX network infrastructure (i.e., ducts and manholes) and active infrastructure (i.e., bitstream NGA and Vula).
BT Openreach, the division that provides wholesale access to BT and other competitive carriers to its last mile fiber and copper networks, unveiled plans to reduce wholesale prices for its 330 Mbps Fiber to the Premises service by 37 percent.
Telecom Italia on Tuesday said it has launched its Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) services in three cities this month—Rome, Turin and Naples.
BT Openreach on Monday launched a plan to add up to 250 engineers, particularly "Armed Forces leavers," or people who are in the process of leaving the military, to its fiber broadband workforce.
TalkTalk Business, the UK-based competitive provider's business services unit, on Monday announced it will begin offering its "SuperFast Broadband" service to local business, delivering up 80/20 Mbps of bandwidth to UK businesses.
BT Openreach on Tuesday announced plans to extend its hybrid copper/fiber Fiber to the Cabinet service to an additional 163 telephone exchange areas in the United Kingdom next year.
Telecom Italia and competitive broadband provider FastWeb, which is owned by incumbent telco Swisscom, on Friday announced they are going to jointly build out a fiber network in Italy.
BT Openreach will augment its fiber rollout plans by bringing services to almost 800,000 homes and businesses across the UK by 2013.