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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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EU-wide FTTH roll-out would cost €156 billion, report claims, as Spain leads subscriber growth

EU-wide FTTH roll-out would cost €156 billion, report claims, as Spain leads subscriber growth The FTTH Council has revealed that it would cost €156 billion to make FTTH technology reach 100 percent of homes in Europe, as the number of subscribers grew 33 percent in the 12 months to September 2016. The industry body said …

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Orange Poland CEO: Fixed wireless tech is “poisonous”, convergence, TV will drive RoI of FTTH

Orange Poland CEO: Fixed wireless tech is “poisonous”, convergence, TV will drive RoI of FTTH Fixed wireless is a “poisonous” albeit “very good” technology that fuels booming data usage, according to the CEO of Orange Poland. [..] Jean-Francois Fallacher says the emerging tech is “selling well” in areas where copper-based broadband does not deliver speeds …

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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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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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