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Spain’s regulator improves wholesale access covering 65% of the population

In recent years the value of Spain’s telecom market has fallen steadily, with the sector affected by the poor economic climate which has contributed to high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers. However, a five-year recession, with tumbling GDP, … Continue reading

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France’s telecom sector shows strong return to investment

France has the third largest telecoms market in Europe after Germany and the UK. The incumbent telco Orange Group is one of the world’s major players with interests in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company recently … Continue reading

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Italian government awards €1.4 billion contract to extend fibre-based broadband

Italy’s large telecom market boasts one of the highest rates for mobile penetration in Europe, while the fibre-optic sector has seen significant development in recent years, both in operator investment and in regulatory measures to widen the availability of superfast … Continue reading

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UK government adds to private sector investment for fibre broadband

The UK’s telecom market, one of the largest in Europe, is characterised by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors. This has helped push up service penetration while helping to reduce consumer prices across the board. Network capabilities have … Continue reading

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France enacts ‘right to disconnect’ legislation

France has a reputation for generously long vacations (holidays) and relatively short working weeks. But things have been changing over the last decade or so. Technology has made it increasingly difficult for staff to leave their jobs behind once they … Continue reading

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