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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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