FTTH costs are coming down, but Australia provides a reality check

FTTH costs are coming down, but Australia provides a reality check Cost remains one of the key barriers to deploying fibre in Europe. [..] The FTTH Council Europe’s most recent figures, from September 2016, show that there were just 20.5 million FTTH/B subscribers in the European Union. Set-up prices could be reduced by 12 percent through …

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All your masts are belong to us outfit Arqiva confirms IPO plan

All your masts are belong to us outfit Arqiva confirms IPO plan Britain’s biggest mast outfit, Arqiva, has confirmed it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month, a move it hopes will raise £1.5bn and reduce its debt. The private equity owned business is a dominant player in Blighty’s infrastructure and communications landscape. Some 19 …

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Mobile users prefer experience of digital-first brands – survey

If eSim is introduced, than MNOs could be killed…. Mobile users prefer experience of digital-first brands – survey Three quarters (75%) of consumers would buy mobile services from Amazon, PayPal and Netflix, according to a survey of over 3,000 UK and US mobile users by Matrixx Software. The survey shows that consumers prefer the experience …

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Netflix looks to raise USD 1.6 bln for new content, acquisitions

Netflix looks to raise USD 1.6 bln for new content, acquisitions Netflix said it has priced an offering of USD 1.6 billion worth of senior notes. The 4.875 percent senior notes will be due 2028. Netflix said it will put the money raised towards general corporate purposes, including content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, …

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TIM teams up with Canal+ for content joint venture

TIM teams up with Canal+ for content joint venture TIM is strengthening its ties with majority shareholder Vivendi after creating a content JV with the French company’s pay-TV arm Canal+. The unit will build a premium video service, which TIM said it will use to spark demand for its fibre products. Activities will focus on …

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Cisco bolsters enterprise offering with BroadSoft buy

Major news because Boradsoft was a leader in IMS solution and Voice over IP Cisco bolsters enterprise offering with BroadSoft buy Cisco is expanding its enterprise portfolio with the acquisition of software company BroadSoft. The networking vendor will pay $1.9 billion in the deal, which has now been cleared by the Board of Directors of …

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Swisscom and Nokia sign public cloud pacts with AWS, Microsoft

Swisscom and Nokia sign public cloud pacts with AWS, Microsoft Swisscom and Nokia have bolstered their public cloud offerings through new agreements with Amazon and Microsoft. The Swiss operator is rolling out service suites to support enterprises as they migrate their IT infrastructure to either the Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure public clouds. …

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