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Numericable-SFR revenues down

Numericable-SFR reported a 5 per cent slide in 2014 revenue emphasing the need to accelerate the fusion of the two businesses. Sales came in at €11.4 billion, France’s second-largest carrier behind Orange reported, citing pro-forma figures. Stripping out SFR, Numericable’s revenue and earnings jumped but interest payments led to a net loss of €175 million, Chief Financial Officer Thierry Lemaitre […]

France nears 1m FTTH

France was nearing 1 million FTTH subscribers at the end of 2014, according to the latest broadband figures from regulator Arcep. The number of FTTH connections rose 67 per cent last year to 935,000. This is equal to a network penetration of 23 per cent of homes passed, an increase of 4 per cent points in 2014. In the last […]

Q4 some relief for US pay-TV

The top pay-TV operators in the US added 101,000 new subscribers during the fourth quarter to end a roller coaster year in 2014 according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Digital Television Operator Performance Benchmarking: North America. The research firms findings suggest that the declining trend in pay-TV subscribers in North America, seen during the second and third quarters, reversed […]

Standardising virtualisation for broadband services

This week’s annual Broadband Forum meeting in Shenzhen, China, covered important work to bring practical deployment of virtualized solutions to the broadband network. “While the industry has been focused on the building blocks for virtualising the data center, the Broadband Forum has been busy creating practical implementations for the broadband network,” said Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum. “The […]

BT powers Williams F1 comms

Grand Prix racing team Williams has agreed in principle a multi-year strategic technology partnership with UK telco BT. The Williams Martini Racing team will use BT’s high performance network services globally, facilitating secure and high speed communication and more effective collaboration between team members. The team’s fixed and mobile voice needs will be brought together by BT into a single […]

Anevia ViaMotion chosen by Philippines cable operator

Telmarc Cable, a Philippines CATV and Internet service provider, has chosen Anevia’s ViaMotion Streamer as the core of a newly launched wireless multichannel television service being operated from its headquarters in Manila. The service has successfully completed its trial phase and is now being offered on a subscription basis over Wifi. “The Anevia solution was recommended to us by a […]

US pay-TV subs down 125K


The thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 95 per cent of the market – lost about 125,000 net video subscribers in 2014, according to the Leichtman Research Group. Annual net pay-TV losses in 2014 were comparable to 2013, when the same top pay-TV providers lost about 95,000 subscribers. The top thirteen pay-TV providers account for 95.2 […]

Italy €6bn broadband plan

The Italian government has adopted a €6 billion plan to modernise its Internet network and boost broadband access by 2020 in compliance with EU objectives. However, the government did not impose a deadline on operators to replace their copper networks with fibre, as some had expected. Economic Development Ministser Federica Guidi said it will be on the operators to choose […]

EU Net Neutrality ‘soft pedal’

The Latvian presidency of the EU has secured a compromise on net neutrality regulations among EU member states. Negotiations can now get underway with the European Parliament, which passed a different version of the proposal last April. The parliament must approve a final version of the legislation before it can take effect. The council members have ceded to industry pressure […]

DT’s €6bn Euro network push

Deutsche Telekom is to invest €6 billion in its multi-country network through to 2018, as it plans to offer a standardised platform for mobile, broadband and TV. Timotheus Hoettges, CEO, said at the Mobile World Congress that Deutsche Telekom has now connected the first three of a planned ten countries for its new European network –  Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia. “With […]

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