European Alternative Operators Call to End Subsidies for Incumbents

Earlier this week CEOs of major telecoms competitors have called on European Commissioner Neelie Kroes to put an end to excessive charges for historic telephone networks, which they say amount to a subsidy for dominant firms.

Copper Switch-off Strategy Essential for Achieving European Broadband Targets, Study

High charges for copper telephone networks are deterring the roll-out of fiber across Europe, according to a study commissioned by the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA).

ECTA: High Costs Will Limit Fast Broadband

A study commissioned by ECTA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, reveals that high fixed costs will limit the availability of super fast broadband to many European homes and rural businesses.

Business Case for FttH Favors Former Incumbents, Study

Research released last week is the first to analyze the business case of rolling out next generation fiber networks across Europe. The study shows that only incumbent operators, with their extensive infrastructure and customer bases, can profitably roll out high speed fiber to the home (FttH) lines to large parts of Europe.