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Virgin targets BitTorrent users

Virgin Media has confirmed that it will introduce network monitoring technology in 2009 to specifically target and restrict BitTorrent traffic. The move will represent a major policy shift for the…

Virgin targets BitTorrent users

Virgin Media has confirmed that it will introduce network monitoring technology in 2009 to specifically target and restrict BitTorrent traffic. The move will represent a major policy shift for the…

FTTH rankings

The first official European Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ranking shows smaller countries leading the way in FTTH connections. Mid-term projections show, however, that bigger economies are closing the gap. Sweden, Norway and…

Virgin Media launches 50Mb service

From Colin Mann in London Quad-play service provider Virgin Media has launched the UK's first 50Mb broadband service, which it proposes to roll out to all 12.6 million homes covered…

Swisscom fibre-to-the-home

Swisscom has started connecting Swiss homes to its fibre-to-the-home network and expects to have hooked up 100,000 homes by the end of 2009. The company has already laid out a…

Series stacking on Virgin

The BBC iPlayer's series stacking feature – allowing Viewers to stream any episode, after it has first been broadcast, for the duration of an entire series. – is now available…

China plans fibre network

China has confirmed that it will build its first high-capacity optic fibre network nationwide, which is able to carry Internet, TV and phone services through one network. The Ministry of…

BBC pilots iPlayer sharing with Telegraph

The BBC is planning to share some of its content with the Telegraph Media Group in a deal that could see the iPlayer video catch-up service embedded on the Telegraph.co.uk…

BSkyB eyes Tiscali

BSkyB CFO Andrew Griffith has publicly stated it could make sense to buy the UK unit of Italian broadband operator Tiscali in order to increase the number of broadband households…

Cablecom slashes workforce

Liberty Global's Swiss subsidiary Cablecom has said it plans to lay off up to 150 staff as part of its organizational streamlining, citing 'increasingly fierce competition.' Cablecom, Switzerland’s largest cable…