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Ericsson: ISPs shouldn’t be piracy police

Copyright holders should back off attempts to make Internet service providers (ISPs) across the globe enforce copyright on their behalf, according to network vendor Ericsson. As New Zealand begins enforcing…

Carlyle scoops Telecable

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has reached an agreement to acquire an 85 per cent share of Spanish triple-play cable operator Telecable de Asturias. Liberbank will retain a…

BT, TalkTalk: New challenge to Digital Economy law

BT and TalkTalk have won permission to appeal against a High Court ruling that had backed the provisions of the government’s Digital Economy Act which expects ISPs to police piracy.…

Coalition targets House in online piracy battle

Members of a broad coalition of industry and labour groups have stepped up their campaign to rally support for legislation that would give them new tools to crack down on…

Mexico’s Maxcom plans online TV service

Mexico’s Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is set to launch an online video and live television rental service using a technology that allows streaming with a very low broadband speed. The telco already…

Hunt pressures ISPs on pirates

On Wednesday, Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, is expected to pile on the pressure to ISPs to block pirate sites. He will exhort them to make ‘life more difficult’ for online…

Internode debuts fetchtv IPTV service over NBN

Australian broadband company Internode has become the first company to deliver the fetchtv IP TV service over Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), showing it in action at a house in…

KPN multi-screen

KPN, Dutch incumbent telco, is launching a multi-screen version of its IPTV service Interactieve TV. Interactieve TV Online, will deliver 20 channels and interactive services to subscribers via laptops or…

News Corp is ‘fit and proper’

It was a question from an analyst that prompted a rare note of indignation from BSkyB’s normally calm and collected CEO Jeremy Darroch. Asked whether BSkyB would continue to monitor…

BT ordered to block file-sharing website Newzbin2

Hollywood film studios can claim a significant win in their ongoing fight against online piracy, after the UK High Court ruled that dominant telco and leading ISP BT must block…