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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 […]

Netflix pays for AT&T fast lane

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Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly. AT&T, which reached the agreement in May, said: “We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days.” Netflix has already reached similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast. In March, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings hit out […]

Russia suffers ABS-2 outage

Russian regional ISP Alliance Telecom, based in Vladivostok, announced that its pay-TV subscribers face problems accessing some TV channels due to an “accident” on the ABS-2 satellite. The list contains over 50 TV channels, both Russian and global, including Sony Sci-Fi, National Geographic Сhannel, Fox life, Fashion TV, Eurosport, Discovery Channel, Da Vinci Learning, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Comedy TV, […]

Major UK copyright awareness initiative

Representatives from the UK’s creative industries and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have joined forces with the support of government to launch Creative Content UK, a new partnership that will boost consumer awareness of the wide array of legitimate online content services and help reduce online copyright infringement. It is understood that the partnership will build on existing work in […]

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