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Operators should check home net speeds

According to the findings of  report assessing the performance and reliability of the various home networking standards under real-world conditions, there is considerable variation between some of the published and validated speeds. The report, Performance and Reliability: Home Network Technology Standard Comparison, published by Rethink Research, and

Australia’s iiNet: “Netflix traffic an issue”

iiNet chief technology officer Mark Dioguardi has admitted that Netflix has caused problems for some customers and revealed it is accounts for 25 per cent of the telco’s total Internet traffic less than a month after its Australian launch. Before it’s official launch in the country, Netflix made up just 3 per cent of iiNets total downloads, Drioguardi said. That figure rose to 15 per cent after the […]

Ofcom mulls TV deregulation to reflect OTT

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Ofcom is contemplating a deregulation of the television and telecoms industry to reflect shifts in how people watch, read and talk over the past decade. In her first interview since taking over as head of the UK media regulator, Sharon White said Ofcom needed to examine how competition from US Internet giants such as YouTube and Facebook were changing the […]

Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay

Sky Italia’s whole package is now available on Telecom Italia’s new generation networks thanks to the IP platform and to the dedicated My Sky HD decoder. For the first time this means integrated landline and mobile, Internet and TV services. The two leading companies in their respective industries join together by sharing their assets and their respective expertise to bring […]

Vodafone One first convergent offer

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A year after the €7.2 billion acquisition of Spain’s largest cable company ONO, Vodafone is launching its first convergent offer – including fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet access and TV – under the brand of ‘Vodafone One’, available from April 20th. Vodafone One will cost from €43 to €83 and will rely on both FTTH and HFC to reach […]

Australia: ISPs must reveal pirates

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An Australian court has ordered ISPs to hand over details of customers accused of illegally downloading a US movie. In a landmark move, the Federal Court told six firms to divulge names and addresses of those who downloaded The Dallas Buyers Club. The case was lodged by the US company that owns the rights to the 2013 movie. The court […]

Accusations fly as Netflix slows Australia Internet

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ISP iiNet has blamed Telstra – Australia’s main telco – for the slower Internet connection speeds that have hit some of its customers since the arrival of Netflix in the country. The online streaming service launched its Australian service last week and proved to be a hit with iiNet customers, accounting for 15 per cent of its total consumer traffic. […]

Judge: UPC Ireland ‘must enforce 3 strikes policy’

The High Court has ordered UPC Ireland, the country’s second largest ISP, to take measures to stop illegal downloading. Justice Brian Cregan granted three music companies an injunction requiring UPC Communications to move against its subscribers involved in Internet piracy. The Irish units of Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music sought the orders. Cregan adjourned the case until next […]

75% abandon poor streaming within 4min

Conviva, a specialist in OTT video experience optimisation, has released the findings of its inaugural report, which found that stream interruptions, inadequate picture fidelity and other poor streaming experience issues prompt nearly three-quarters of all OTT video viewers to give up in the first four minutes of playback. The report reveals the steep challenges OTT service providers, ISPs and CDNs […]

BT launches 4G mobile data deals

BT has moved back into the consumer mobile market with deals offering bundles of 4G data, minutes and texts for as little as £5 a month for its existing BT Broadband homes. The telco has unveiled three bring your own phone (SIM Only) plans that offer: ·   A combination of 4G on the UK’s biggest network along with unlimited access […]

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