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France: Virgin Mobile launches quadplay offering

French MVNO Virgin Mobile has launched its first quadruple play offer, which combines SFR’s triple play ADSL box with a 20GHz 4G mobile service. Following its acquisition at the end of 2014, Virgin Mobile is already benefiting from Numericable-SFR’s fixed and mobile networks, as well as capitalising on the innovations of the SFR box. Virgin Mobile is now able to […]

Record 5G speeds achieved

Record-breaking speeds have been achieved during tests of 5G data connections. Researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) managed one terabit per second (Tbps) – many thousands of times faster than current data connections. The head of the 5GIC said he hoped to demonstrate the technology to the public in 2018. Ofcom has previously said 5G could […]

Consumers still favour ‘traditional’ service providers

Amdocs, a provider of customer experience solutions, has released independent research that explores the market forces driving The New World of Customer Experience, a world characterised by a rapidly changing competitive landscape and the ongoing need to compete by delivering a superior customer experience. The research shows that despite the competitive challenges from OTT players, the vast majority of consumers […]

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 […]

Euskaltel considers IPO

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Spanish local cable operator Euskaltel is considering a float on the Stock Market to raise funds for growth. The company, with operations in the Basque Country, has hired Rothschild Bank to assess the process with a final decision to be made in June. Euskaltel, partly owned by private equity funds Trilantic and Invesindustrial, is seeking a listing as International investors […]

Australian consumers: ‘Anti-piracy scheme scary’

Australian consumer advocacy body CHOICE has launched a campaign encouraging consumers to help educate the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull about the need for consumer protections in a proposed industry-run anti-piracy ‘education’ notice scheme. On February 20, the entertainment industry, in partnership with Internet Service Providers, proposed what CHOICE describes as “a heavy-handed” scheme targeting consumers who they believed have […]

Survey: Telefónica TV lags in LatAm

Telecommunications company Telefónica remains Latin America’s fifth largest pay TV group, according to new research from Dataxis. As of Q3 2014, the Spanish company ranked behind America Móvil, DirecTV Latin America, Televisa and Clarín. As of Q3 2014 Telefónica had

Comcast Chief: “2014 a great year financially”

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Comcast has reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31st 2014. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, “2014 was a great year financially, operationally, and strategically for Comcast NBCUniversal. We continued to execute incredibly well as we accelerated our innovation, launched new products, and brought amazing films, shows and theme park attractions […]

DISH sheds 63,000 pay-TV subs in Q4

US satellite TV provider DISH Network has reported a rise in its earnings for the fourth quarter. Net income attributable to the company came in at $409.9 million up from $288 million in the same period a year ago. DISH Network revenue climbed 4 per cent to $3.68 billion. For the full year, the company activated around 2.601 million gross […]

DirecTV boosts Argentina broadband

DTH broadcaster DirecTV is moving deeper into wireless broadband in South America.  It already has some wireless offerings in Argentina, and will now expand services into Argentina’s capital city Buenos Aires, and will launch in BA before the end of this year.  The pay-TV broadcaster says the plan is to then offer dual-play bundles to its subscribers. DirecTV is already […]

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