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‘Misleading’ broadband speed adverts ignore rural areas

Advertised broadband speeds which are only available to 10 per cent of customers are “misleading” and don’t reflect the experience of many users, particularly those in remote rural areas, the…

Netflix ISP Speed Index: Big movers in Denmark, Chile

Netflix has published the July data from the ISP Speed Index – its monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience. In Chile,…

Vodafone UK ends broadband line rental charges

Vodafone UK ends broadband line rental charges

Vodafone UK has announced it is putting an end to home broadband line rental charges for all new and upgrading Vodafone Unlimited Fibre Broadband customers. By abolishing line rental charges…

1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

Research has revealed that one in ten UK adults – the equivalent of 4 million Britons – are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of poor Internet connections. Consequently,…

Italy: ISPs not responsible for third party piracy

A Milan Court has ruled that telcos and ISPs cannot be held responsible for protection of online content. The Court rejected the supervision order requested by pay-TV operator Mediaset Premium…

Ofcom plans to ease multi-play switching

Customers of landline, broadband and pay-TV services would be able to switch from one network to another with greater ease and confidence, under proposals from UK comms regulator Ofcom. According…

Spain: Orange triples TV subs

Orange Spain has tripled its TV subscribers over the last 12 months to 381,000 as of June 30th, a rise driven by top-flight football offers and convergence packages. 83 per…

Openreach escapes sell-off

Openreach escapes sell-off

Openreach, BT’s infrastructure business, has escaped being split from the telco under detailed plans proposed by regulator Ofcom to make digital communications work for everyone, but faces major reform, with…

Openreach: BT and industry response

In response to Ofcom’s proposals to make Openreach more accountable, BT confirmed it had volunteered “significant” governance changes to further increase the independence and transparency of the unit. It believes these…

Orange Q2 sales stutter

Orange Q2 sales stutter

Orange’s sales recovery stuttered in Q2 as competition in the French mobile-phone market weighed on wireless revenue, offsetting increasing demand for broadband services. Sales were little changed at just over…