US Lags Behind in Broadband Speeds, FCC Report

The International Bureau of the FCC released its second International Broadband Data Report (PDF) presenting comparative data on international broadband capability. The report presents, for the first time, econometric analyses of how population size, population density, income, and education affect broadband adoption at a sub-national or “community” level.

New EU Member States Dominate FttH Rankings

The number of FttH subscribers in Europe, including Russia, has increased by 22% over the past six months, according to the latest figures from the FTTH Council Europe.

VoIP Is Growing Fast in Europe, but Remains Diverse

New data from TeleGeography reveal that VoIP subscribers have grown from just over six million in 2005 to 34.6 million by the end of 2008. VoIP now accounts for more than 24 per cent of fixed line telephone subscribers in Europe. Read the full post at TeleGeography’s web site. Source: TeleGeography

Dark Fiber Lights up across Europe

Dark fiber is being lit all over Europe as the sector sees a strong resurgence of demand, according to a new report from telecoms analyst firm BroadGroup. According to the publication, growing demand for communications and rapidly falling costs for optical fiber equipment have driven the uptake.Read more here or go directly to the BroadGroup […]

East Africa: New Submarine Network to Reduce Internet Access Rates

The cost of using the Internet in the Eastern African region is set to significantly drop with the construction of a new submarine cable network. Seacom, a Mauritius-based company, is constructing the submarine cable network that will link East Africa, South Africa, Europe and Asia.

Patchwork Of Telecoms Regulations Costs EU Billions

Europe’s economy could benefit by as much as 1,300 billion euros over the next 20 years with the development of seamless pan-European electronic communications services, according to a new study released by Indepen Consulting.