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AT&T/TW: Merger ‘pro-consumer’

AT&T/TW: Merger ‘pro-consumer’

AT&T and Time Warner have submitted a joint court filing arguing that their proposed $85.4 billion (€78.5bn) merger is “pro-competitive” and “pro-consumer”, seeking to refute claims by the US Department…

Australia: nbn HFC roll-out on hold

Australia: nbn HFC roll-out on hold

NBN Co, the body responsible for the roll-out of Australia’s national broadband network, has temporarily paused all new orders over its Hybrid Coaxial-Fibre (HFC) network access network. This pause will…

Singapore: Telcos’ pay-TV subs down 4%

The pay-TV segments of Singapore’s telcos are all plagued by piracy and increasing OTT content service providers, such as Netflix and Hulu. OCBC Investment Research reports that the total number…

FCC proposes ‘Open Internet’ policy reversal

As trailed earlier in 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order’ to his fellow Commissioners, which will be voted on at the FCC’s Open…

Spain: Optic-fibre price war

Spain: Optic-fibre price war

Spanish telco operators have entered into a price war to capture new customers with low cost optic-fibre offers. With their OMV subsidiaries Telefónica through Tuenti; Vodafone through Lowi; and Orange…

Telco revenues for EU Top 10 €51bn in Q2

According to Dataxis analysis, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica, are the leading telecom groups in Europe in term of revenues for the second quarter of 2017. The revenues of the…

US pay-TV loses 1.2m subs in Q3

Legacy multichannel customer defections in the US accelerated in the quarter ending September 30th, coming in just shy of the 1.2 million mark to bring year-to-date losses to 2.9 million…

BT, Huawei £25m research for Cambridge

BT, Huawei £25m research for Cambridge

In a sign of their ever-closer relationship BT and its main supplier Huawei are establishing a new research group at the UK’s University of Cambridge. The five-year initiative, backed by…

Argentina to liberalise satellite pay-TV

Argentina to liberalise satellite pay-TV

Reports out of Buenos Aires say that Argentina is expected to permit telephone companies to offer satellite-delivered TV services by the end of this year. Enacom, Argentina’s telecoms regulator, was…

TalkTalk sees TV, fibre growth

TalkTalk has reported 1.6 million customers now benefit from its Fixed Low Price Plans, a year after the telecoms company launched the packages. TalkTalk says it remains the first and…