BT sees FMC as essential way to deal with data growth

LIVE FROM FUTURE OF WIRELESS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, LONDON: BT – currently embarking on a charm offensive to ensure its £12.5 billion deal with mobile operator EE gets the regulatory green light – argued this morning that industry convergence between the fixed and wireless …

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European Commission deregulates fixed line markets

The European Commission has confirmed that two fixed line markets will no longer be subject to regulation in Europe. The retail market for access to fixed telephony, and the wholesale market for fixed call origination will no longer be affected by price caps.

Sonera to acquire AinaCom’s consumer and fixed network business

Sonera, the Finnish arm of operator group TeliaSonera, has agreed to acquire the consumer operations and fixed network business of Finnish communications provider AinaCom for €47m.

Telenor modernises Norwegian fixed access

European operator group Telenor has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Network Analyser to continuously monitor fixed line broadband connections in Norway as part of a plans to modernise its fixed access.

Telekom Austria migrates fixed net telephony to VoIP

Operator group Telecom Austria has announced that its domestic subsidiary, A1, has fully migrated its fixed net telephony to VoIP, claiming to be the first to do so in the EU.