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Eltel Sønnico signs Telenor agreement

Eltel Sønnico, the new 50/50 joint venture company formed by Eltel’s telecom branch in Norway and Sønnico, has signed a five year contract with Telenor and Canal Digital Kabel-TV. Telenor Norge is undertaking a long-term modernisation and simplification of services and processes in all of its technology areas. The new partner agreements will secure simplified and more efficient working processes, […]

BT, Huawei achieve 3Tbps over fibre


UK telco BT and information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei have confirmed field trial speeds of up to three Terabits per second (Tbps), believed to be the fastest real-time super channel speeds ever achieved over an existing fibre link using commercial grade hardware and software in a real-world operational environment. The speeds are the equivalent to transmitting around 100 […]

EE to offer TV service


UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

Orange adds 25 HD+ channels for FTTH

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Orange France will strengthen its HD+ offering in 2015 by adding 25 new FTA and pay-TV channels to the 12 already carried. The offer specifically targets FTTH where Orange claims 500,000 customers and a leading position overall with three million households passed. The group also plans to launch its own SVoD platform by the end of this year in partnership […]

Wananchi raises $130m expansion funds

African triple-play operator Wananchi Group, owner of the Zuku Fiber, Zuku pay-TV and Simbanet business services brands, has raised $130 million to fund its growth and expansion in East and Southern Africa. “The new capital investment will be used to consolidate the group’s market leadership in East Africa and to extend our services across East and Southern Africa. We will […]

Vodafone launches Dutch TV service


Vodafone Netherlands has launched triple-play packages (Internet, telephone and TV services) throughout the country via its DSL network. Packages are available with speeds of 20, 40, and 80 MBs, and, in fibre areas. 50, 100 and 500 MBs. Branded ‘Vodaphone Thuis”, the TV service gives all customers access to a standard 54 digital channels via their TV package, including 25 […]

France: Orange to market Netflix

France’s biggest telco Orange has agreed to offer Netflix on its set-top boxes from November, its chief executive Stephane Richard told Le Monde. Rival Bouygues Telecom was the first operator in the country to announce last month that it would market the service, also in November. “Negotiations were tough but have come to a close,” Orange’s Richard was quoted as […]

Huggers: ‘No long-term future for IPTV’


Erik Huggers, former SVP for Verizon and former President for OnCue, Intel Media’s intended Cloud TV service, has suggested that IPTV has no long-term future for telcos, recommending that rather than invest in expensive sports rights, they put their resources into boosting speeds. Huggers, credited as the driving force behind the success of the BBC iPlayer, told delegates at the […]

Entone wins at Home Telecom

Entone, a provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, has announced that Home Telecom has selected its Engage Service Assurance solution for their Hybrid TV services. Home Telecom is an independent telecommunications company headquartered near the Charleston region of South Carolina, USA. Earlier this year, Home Telecom announced the very first gigabit community in South Carolina, and they are […]

Netflix coming to Proximus TV

As Belgian telco Belgacom adopts its new identity as Proximus, it has revealed that it plans to add entertainment streaming service Netflix to its Proximus TV offering. Netflix started offering its service in Belgium on 19 September, giving people access to a wide variety of TV shows, films, documentaries and other programming. Installation of the Netflix application on the new-generation […]

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