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SpaceX Internet constellations planned

Elon Musk’s SpaceX makes regular headlines for its rocket launches – and impressive landings – but there’s every prospect that Musk’s next major venture extends beyond Tesla cars, Hyperloop trains,…

Fastweb reaches 7.8m Italian homes with fibre

Italian broadband operator Fastweb reached 7.8 million homes in 130 cities with its FTTC and FTTH networks at the end of June. A further 19 cities are in the process…

Kudelski posts H1 loss

In the first half 2017, the Kudelski Group, a provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, grew consolidated revenues by 12.7 per cent reaching $545.7 million, while delivering $6.7…

Viavi acquires Trilithic

Viavi acquires Trilithic

In a further consolidation of the test and monitoring sector, network service enablement specialist Viavi Solutions has acquired electronic test and measurement equipment provider Trilithic. Viavi revealed the deal as…

Telefónica, Spectranet climb Netflix ISP Speed Index

Netflix has released July data from its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. Speeds at Telefónica…

Altice + Charter “makes no sense”

The August 10th news that French multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media group Altice is preparing a bid for US cable giant Charter Communications prompted equity analysts at MoffettNathanson to…

5G connections to reach 1.4bn by 2025

A report from Juniper Research has forecast 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch. This will…

UKTV Play for Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland is adding UKTV Play to its catalogue of catch up services. UKTV channels Dave, W, Gold and Alibi will now be available through the operator’s On Demand…

Altice readies Charter bid?

Altice is scoping a bid for number two US cable operator Charter Communications, according to reports. CNBC claims Altice is working with banks to finance a cash and shares offer.…

Avanti CEO “steps down”

David Williams, the much-criticised CEO of London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications, is stepping down. The company say that Alan Harper, a board director, has moved into the position while a…

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