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Canal+ seeks TIM JV

France’s Canal+ is interested in creating a joint venture with Italian telco TIM for the acquisition of audiovisual rights and the production of original films and series. According to Italian media…

Arqiva, Samsung in UK 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial

Following a statement of intent in February, UK communications infrastructure company Arqiva and Samsung Electronics have confirmed that the first field trial of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology in…

UK new home buyers: Ultrafast broadband a ‘must have’

UK new home buyers: Ultrafast broadband a ‘must have’

The Berkeley Group – one of the UK’s best-known developers of new homes – says access to ultrafast broadband is now almost as important to new home buyers as running…

Vodafone consumer IoT this year

Vodafone has committed to launching consumer IoT this autumn, with the solution being trialled by the Group’s CEO Vittorio Colao as its Q1 results were revealed. The operator first promised…

Italy ends Q1 with 16m fixed broadband lines

The number of fixed broadband lines in Italy with speeds higher than 10 Mbps has surpassed 16 million units (+770,000 year-on-year) in the first quarter of 2017. Data from the…

Orange hits TF1 with legal action

French telco Orange has started legal action against broadcaster TF1 alleging an abuse of dominant power. The dispute is believed to focus on a long-running carriage fee dispute between the…

Canada: TELUS selects Mediamorph

Mediamorph has been selected to automate contract management and programmer fee calculations while delivering enhanced flexibility and control of packaging models by Canadian telco TELUS – which has 12.7 million…

BT Openreach turns to fibre?

Clive Selley, Openreach CEO, has said 10 million UK premises could access fibre by the mid-2020s. Selley has shifted the company towards FTTP since taking over last year, made the…

Sandvine, Procera to merge in C$562m deal

Network policy control solutions provider Sandvine has entered into an arrangement agreement with PNI Canada Acquireco Corp, an affiliate of Francisco Partners and subscriber and network intelligence provider Procera Networks…

AT&T to separate DirecTV from Time Warner

US telco giant AT&T will run its DirecTV pay-TV arm as a separate division following on from its $85 billion (€74bn) acquisition of Time Warner’s media assets. According to reports.…