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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 […]

HBO, Sony, Showtime want fast lane


HBO, Sony and Showtime all want special treatment from ISPs to avoid congestion and data caps for their online streaming services. “Instead of putting their Web traffic on the public Internet’s main thoroughfare, they want to be in a separate lane that would ensure their content gets special treatment,” the WSJ reports. “In effect, that would move them away from the […]

BT resists Ofcom margin rule

BT has criticsed Ofcom for taking a ‘lopsided approach’ to the UK broadband market. On March 19th Ofcom confirmed it was going ahead with a new pricing rule, coming into effect on April 1st. The rule means BT must maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail superfast broadband fees, in order to allow other providers, which use the […]

Ofcom implements BT margin rule

UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed it will push ahead with plans to monitor the price BT charges rivals to access its superfast fibre network after taking on board concerns from the European Commission. Peers such as TalkTalk have long complained that BT overcharges for wholesale access to its infrastructure, helping it fund additional services such as sports programming which it […]

Fastweb extends fibre optic services

Italian broadband operator Fastweb has launched fibre optic services in eleven new cities: Brindisi, Ferrara, Latina, Lodi, Novara, Parma, Potenza, Salerno, Savona, Settimo Torinese and Taranto. The fibre connection is offered to both new customers purchasing a fixed Internet service (20/10 Mbps) from Fastweb starting from €19 per month as well as for existing customers. The UltraFibre option (100/10 Mbps) […]

Orange maps TV future


Orange has unveiled ‘Essentials2020′ –  its new strategic plan to 2020, building on the Conquests 2015 five year plan launched in 2010. Orange says it will leverage five main drivers: Offering richer connectivity; Reinventing the customer relationship; Building a people-oriented and digital employer model; Accompanying the transformation of enterprise customers; and Diversifying by capitalizing on its assets. All this will […]

BT “UK’s worst ISP”

Consumer watchdog Which? has named BT, Sky and TalkTalk as the worst three UK internet service providers (ISPs), with John Lewis Broadband coming out on top. Which? surveyed broadband customers across the UK

UK ISPs block Pirate Bay proxy sites


UK ISPs have started blocking access to websites that provide a list of Pirate Bay alternatives, as part of the battle against online piracy. Under a court order, ISPs already block access to many of the biggest sharing sites that link to illegal content, including Pirate Bay. But users can visit so-called proxy sites that bypass the restrictions. Under a […]

Ofcom to review digital communications

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced an overarching review of the nation’s digital communications markets, to ensure that communications providers and services continue to meet the needs of consumers and businesses. Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications will examine competition, investment, innovation and the availability of products in the broadband, mobile and landline markets. By assessing these areas as a […]

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