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Netflix viewed as cable replacement

A new brand study of streaming providers seeking to understand how consumers perceive each brand has revealed that consumers believe Netflix can wholly replace other entertainment options, Hulu is irritating…

Vodafone Spain tests LTE broadcast technology

Vodafone Spain tests LTE broadcast technology

Vodafone Spain recently carried out an LTE broadcast eMBMS (Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) trial for the first time in Spain, allowing distribution of multimedia content to an unlimited number…

Analyst: STB market contracts for first time in 12 years

Pay-TV operators purchased $15.3 billion worth of set-top boxes (STBs) in 2014, down from $15.9 billion in 2013. This decline represents the first contraction in the market since 2002, according…

EBU calls for “clear and strong” net neutrality rules

Public service media (PSM) executives across Europe have adopted a declaration calling EU governments to ‘make history’ by setting out the rules for the future of the open Internet. The…

Wi-Fi to reach 90% of global households by 2019

The number of households worldwide with Wi-Fi home gateways or routers will rise substantially in the next five years to become a strategic component for ISPs and customers who rely…

OneWeb alliance with Intelsat

Intelsat has formed a “strategic alliance” with Greg Wyler’s OneWeb scheme to place 650 small satellites in orbit. Intelsat is investing $25 million in the project. OneWeb’s plan, in essence,…

Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

Vivendi has received 1.11 billion ordinary shares (or 8.24 per cent) of Telecom Italia in exchange for 4.5 per cent of the share capital of Telefonica Brasil, in accordance with…

beIN Sports to acquire Digiturk

beIN Sports to acquire Digiturk

beIN Sports, the Qatar-based broadcaster, is ready to pay $1.5 billion (€1.3bn) for Digiturk and is close to finalising a deal according to Bloomberg. Previous reports in Turkish media had…

UK has fastest mobile connection speed

Akamai Technologies has released its First Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report.  Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics…

Connected living trends spark demand for IoT testing

As the trend towards connected living and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to permeate home, work and city solutions, the need to keep tabs on a myriad of connected…