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FCC adopts net neutrality rules

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has followed the lead of President Barack Obama voted to impose tough new rules for net neutrality, introducing a measure that seems sure to bring a court challenge. The vote – as anticipated along a party-line 3-2 vote – backed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reclassify broadband Internet as a ‘telecommunications service’, giving it greater […]

Deutsche Telekom adds 65,000 IPTV subs in Q4


Deutsche Telekom has reported that Q4 2014 EBITDA rose 9.5 per cent to €4.44 billion, driven by its US business. It expects adjusted EBITDA to rise almost 4 per cent to around €18.3 billion at constant currencies this year compared with 2014. Last year’s growth was 0.8 per cent. The telco saw 65,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Entertain […]

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 […]

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

Orange to extend LTE in Spain

French telco Orange, is to invest €400 million in the deployment of its LTE network over the next three years, €100 million in 2015 making a total of €1.5 billion since the start of its operations in 2006. The company aims to take LTE services to 85 per cent of the population in 1,300 cities with over 10,000 inhabitants. At […]

Telecom Italia to buy out media unit

Telecom Italia will incorporate its Telecom Italia Media unit (in which it has 78 per cent) after a buyout offer in shares which should be completed by the end of September. The boards of the two companies approved a plan that will see Telecom Italia offering 0.66 ordinary shares for each TI Media ordinary share and 0.47 of its saving […]

Half price TV and free fibre with TalkTalk

TalkTalk customers can now take advantage of what it says is the best value fibre broadband on the market, free for 6 months and then £13.50 a month saving up to £177 compared to BT over 18 months. The offers run from February 20th until March 26th. Fibre Broadband is totally unlimited and will be free for six months , […]

Orange: Q4 TV subs boost


Orange’s Q4 results show the telco has a total of 7.190 million IPTV and satellite customers across its operations, a 10.4 per cent year-on-year increase. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation will be in a range of €11.9 billion to €12.1 billion, a decrease of as much as 2.4 per cent from a year earlier, when earnings fell 3.6 […]

upc cablecom reports solid 2014

upc cablecom sae its strongest growth ever in Internet connections in 2014, adding 65,600 new subscriptions across Switzerland. Revenue rose to CHF 1.294 billion over the twelve months of last year – a year-on-year increase of more than 4.6 per cent. More than 1.387 million TV customers in Switzerland used a digital TV product from upc cablecom at the end […]

Broadband providers set to benefit from UK multiplay


Over 65 per cent of people in the UK who are signed up to a bundle of communications services, value their broadband access more than their pay-TV service, fixed-line phone or even their mobile phone service, according to findings from global technology analyst company CCS Insight. This puts broadband providers such as BT, Sky and Virgin Media in pole position […]

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