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TPG Capital consolidates US broadband cable sector

TPG Capital, the global private equity fund of leading alternative asset firm TPG, is to acquire two US regional broadband services providers, RCN Telecom Services, LLC (RCN) and Grande Communications…

Deutsche Telekom Q2 boosted by US operations

Deutsche Telekom has reported core profit rose 8.6 per cent as its US operations compensated for network upgrade investments in Germany. The German telco said adjusted earnings before interest, tax,…

Altice Q2 lifted by US cable purchases

Multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, contents and media company Altice has reported its Q2 core earnings rose as growth in the US and Portugal offset a slowdown in France, where it…

Vodafone UK ends broadband line rental charges

Vodafone UK ends broadband line rental charges

Vodafone UK has announced it is putting an end to home broadband line rental charges for all new and upgrading Vodafone Unlimited Fibre Broadband customers. By abolishing line rental charges…

Portugal Telecom new Sport TV shareholder

Portugal Telecom new Sport TV shareholder

Just days after Vodafone Portugal announced it will take a stake in Sport TV, Portugal Telecom, through its pay-TV unit MEO, has revealed plans to become a shareholder of the…

Vodafone, Liberty Global welcome merger clearance

Vodafone Group and cable MSO Liberty Global have welcomed the conditional clearance by the European Commission of the two companies’ proposed merger of their operating businesses in the Netherlands to…

1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

1 in 10 Brits stressed by slow Internet

Research has revealed that one in ten UK adults – the equivalent of 4 million Britons – are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of poor Internet connections. Consequently,…

Spain: RTVE financial model under fire

Spain: RTVE financial model under fire

The Spanish Competition Authority CNMC has urged the government to review the financial model of public broadcaster RTVE in order to guarantee its stability. In a report, the watchdog body…

Italy: ISPs not responsible for third party piracy

A Milan Court has ruled that telcos and ISPs cannot be held responsible for protection of online content. The Court rejected the supervision order requested by pay-TV operator Mediaset Premium…

Ofcom plans to ease multi-play switching

Customers of landline, broadband and pay-TV services would be able to switch from one network to another with greater ease and confidence, under proposals from UK comms regulator Ofcom. According…

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