Communication Stocks

UK’s Fibre-Optic fund and top 5 FTSE telecom companies

 UK’s Fibre-Optic fund and top 5 FTSE telecom companies

Summary  The government has announced a new £4 million fund, specifically for the companies whose projects are trialling running fibre-optic broadband cables through water pipes. New innovative companies can help serve the dual purpo...

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How One Should Be Looking at Telecom Shares as Vodafone (LON: VOD) Keeps Paying Out Dividend?

How One Should Be Looking at Telecom Shares as Vodafone (LON: VOD) Keeps Paying Out Dividend?

Summary Vodafone announced an interim dividend of 4.50 eurocents per share during the release of first half of 2021 results The commercial services built the momentum in the first half, and it delivered 5G through strong network sharing. The t...

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BT Enters 5G Deal with Ericsson to Help Phase Out Huawei Equipment

BT Enters 5G Deal with Ericsson to Help Phase Out Huawei Equipment

Summary BT has entered into a deal with Ericsson, where it would use its 5G equipment, like radio antennas, base stations and others. BT has also signed a similar deal with Nokia to supply 5G equipment Huawei was banned by the UK government fr...

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BT Group Stocks Under Pressure Amid Ofcom’s Investigation

BT Group Stocks Under Pressure Amid Ofcom’s Investigation

  An investigation has been launched by the Office of Communication to find whether BT Group PLC is fulfilling its obligations under USO Ofcom seeks to determine whether an accurate cost is being provided by BT, though it said that being in ...

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BT Group’s View Gets SMF Affirmation-British Government to Miss 2025 Deadline to Fibre Up The UK

BT Group’s View Gets SMF Affirmation-British Government to Miss 2025 Deadline to Fibre Up The UK

Summary Boris Johnson had promised full-fibre broadband by 2025 to every UK household during his election campaign last year Social Market Foundation has called upon the British government for major reforms in the telecom sector Industry exper...

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Talktalk To Ponder on Toscafund’s Takeover Bid

Talktalk To Ponder on Toscafund’s Takeover Bid

Summary The fourth-largest internet service provider of the UK said it has received a preliminary non-binding offer of 97 pence per share from Toscafund Asset Management LLP Last year also, Toscafund had approached TalkTalk with a 135 pence-per...

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BT (LON: BT.A) to open new office at Manchester for staff from late 2023

BT (LON: BT.A) to open new office at Manchester for staff from late 2023

Summary BT Group announced that it would commence its new Manchester office from late 2023. The New Bailey site would have a capacity of 2,000 staff members. Though a majority of BT staff would keep working from home in the coming months, it w...

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5G Rollout Delay Could Result in Loss of Country’s Economic Output by £41 Billion

5G Rollout Delay Could Result in Loss of Country’s Economic Output by £41 Billion

Accentuating the ability of the powerful 5G telecommunication technologies' ability to fast pace the state of recovery, Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has come out with a report advocating an early implementation of the technology. Authored by fo...

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Nokia strikes deal with BT to phase out Huawei from UK networks

Nokia strikes deal with BT to phase out Huawei from UK networks

Summary Nokia to replace Huawei as BT’s largest equipment supplier for 5G networks across the nation. This deal would be the first in the sector after the UK government banned all the mobile providers from buying Huawei 5G equipment in Ju...

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BT Increases Tariff Amidst A Boom in Demand, Vodafone And TalkTalk Follow the Trend

BT Increases Tariff Amidst A Boom in Demand, Vodafone And TalkTalk Follow the Trend

Summary BT has recently announced a tariff increase in its services for new and re-contracting customers which is pegged at a base price adjusted to CPI announced at the beginning of the year plus 3.9 per cent. The telecom operator has stated t...

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BT And Ofcom’s Plan for UK Broadband, as Nation’s ranking Slips To 47 in Speed

BT And Ofcom’s Plan for UK Broadband, as Nation’s ranking Slips To 47 in Speed

Summary The UK this year is placed 47th among 221 countries and territories in an annual survey that ranks them in terms of speed of broadband internet. Incidentally, this rank is 13 points lower than its previous year rank of 34th. Within Euro...

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