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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 […]

Europe Cable adds €1bn

As ever, the Cable Congress opened with the latest industry numbers and Caroline van Weede, MD Cable Europe, declared “We are in good shape”. Cable faces more

Optus offers unmetered Netflix

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Following the announcement that online entertainment streaming service Netflix is to launch in Australia on March 24th, with leading ISP iiNet offering unmetered access, rival ISP Optus is offering a similar deal. New and re-contracting customers will receive a six month subscription to Netflix through Optus when they sign up to:

Verizon still tops Netflix Speed Index

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Netflix has released its ISP Speed Index for the month of February. The index rates ISPs in terms of providing the best Netflix streaming experience, using picture quality, load times, and network lag in determining the rankings. In the US, Verizon’s FiOS service once again

US consumers against Comcast/TWC merger

US consumer advocacy body Consumers Union is heightening its opposition to the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable by launching a new ad campaign in support of its efforts to see the deal rejected. It suggests that if the deal gets approved, Comcast would gain unprecedented control over what people see on TV and online, and how much […]

EU Net Neutrality ‘soft pedal’

The Latvian presidency of the EU has secured a compromise on net neutrality regulations among EU member states. Negotiations can now get underway with the European Parliament, which passed a different version of the proposal last April. The parliament must approve a final version of the legislation before it can take effect. The council members have ceded to industry pressure […]

DT’s €6bn Euro network push

Deutsche Telekom is to invest €6 billion in its multi-country network through to 2018, as it plans to offer a standardised platform for mobile, broadband and TV. Timotheus Hoettges, CEO, said at the Mobile World Congress that Deutsche Telekom has now connected the first three of a planned ten countries for its new European network –  Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia. “With […]

Netflix goes Down Under March 24

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Australian and New Zealand consumers now have just three weeks to wait for the arrival of the online streaming service following confirmation that it will begin streaming in the two countries on March 24th. “Many Aussies and Kiwis have heard a lot about Netflix over the years, and we’re excited they’ll get to experience our unique blend of Netflix original […]

FCC adopts net neutrality rules

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has followed the lead of President Barack Obama and voted to impose tough new rules for net neutrality, introducing a measure that seems sure to bring a court challenge. The vote – as anticipated along a party-line 3-2 vote – backed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reclassify broadband Internet as a ‘telecommunications service’, giving it […]

Frontier, TiVo team for OTA and OTT

US triple-play operator Frontier Communications – which focuses on rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities – is to market and deploy co-branded versions of advanced television specialist TiVo’s suite of whole-home products and services, including an industry-first deployment of the TiVo Roamio DVR with over-the-air (OTA) support as part of its video offering for residential and business […]

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