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Network upgrades improve ISP, TV performance and reliability

The number of performance quality, reliability and connection speed problems has declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISP) continue to upgrade their networks to newer technology and faster connection speeds, according to the three US wireline studies released today: the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study; the J.D. Power 2014 US Residential […]

Mediaset Italia streaming worldwide

Mediaset Italia, the international TV service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, is now visible worldwide in online streaming via PCs, tablets and smartphones. The new service is called Mediaset Italia Online and offers the best of Mediaset programmes (both general entertaniment and thematic TV channels) on a single TV channel that is not available in Italy or Canada. The schedule […]

Telecom Italia targets Brazil’s Oi

Telecom Italia is looking at acquiring Brazilian fixed-line telco and satellite broadcaster Oi in an attempt to boost local competitiveness and challenge Telefonica’s market position. Telecom Italia already has a small operation in Brazil (TIM Brazil) and has previously tried to buy another local operator GVT. TIM Brazil is itself under threat of take-over with America Movil, Telefonica itself as […]

Spain: Orange bids €3.4 billion for Jazztel

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In another major potential consolidation of the Spanish market Orange has bid €3.4 billion for Jazztel. If the takeover is finally successful, the new company will become the second biggest fixed-line broadband operator in the country, the third in mobile with 13.7 million mobile users (behind Vodafone with 14 million) and a tough competitor to Telefonica and Vodafone-ONO in the […]

Study: Pay-TV not saviour for major ISPs

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A survey of 821 ISPreview.co.uk readers, a popular consumer broadband Internet access and related technology website in the UK, has claimed that 68 per cent of respondents would be unlikely to stick with their current Internet provider just because if it offered an attractive and affordable pay-TV service. One possible reason for

BBC: “ISPs must clampdown on piracy”

Responding to a review of online piracy policy by the Australian government BBC Worldwide has said that should be alert to “suspicious behaviour” among their customers. It revealed that 13,000 Australians attempted to get hold of illegal copies of the new series of Doctor Who via file-sharing services. “It is reasonable for ISPs to be placed under an obligation to […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

US lags Europe in Netflix Speed Index

Netflix has added July data to its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Among the countries tracked

Superfast broadband reaches 1m UK homes and businesses

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The UK government’s rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than 1 million homes and businesses across the UK. The £1.7 billion nationwide rollout is firmly on track to extend superfast broadband to 95 per cent of UK homes and businesses by 2017. The rate at which the fibre technology is being rolled out under the programme is rapidly […]

Obama: Beware of Internet fast lane

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US President Barack Obama has warned about “big, wealthy media companies” providing differentiated Internet service depending on the ability to pay, suggesting that could stifle innovation. The President was speaking at a US-Africa Business Forum. He said the Internet’s power is in its openness and talked about the need to protect edge providers like search engines and social networks. “What […]

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