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IPTV and broadband video boost xDSL test equipment market

The spike in demand for Internet protocol TV (IPTV) and broadband-based video service is a major factor spearheading growth in the world xDSL test equipment market, according to analysis from…

DT’s O’Sullivan: Content key to telco TV success

A failure to understand content has been a key factor in holding back telcos from becoming successful ‘mediacos’ according to Gerry O’Sullivan, Vice President of Global TV and Entertainment at…

Bell boosts broadband content with Astral acquisition

Leading Canadian telco Bell is actively pursuing its strategy of delivering the best content across every broadband screen in Québec by acquiring Québec’s leading media company Astral in a $3.38-billion…

ONO profits up despite fall in pay TV subs

Spain’s largest cable company ONO remained in the black in 2011 for the third consecutive year. The company made a profit of €50 million, up 7.8 per cent on the…

Ziggo to offer 20% of shares in IPO

Ziggo, the Dutch cable provider, will offer a fifth of the company’s outstanding shares in an initial public offering that could raise up to €745 million. The IPO will see…

Belgacom TV hits 1.2m subs

Belgacom TV hits 1.2m subs

Belgian telco Belgacom has reported a strong performance for its TV operations in 2011, despite falling revenues and profits. The total number of subscribers to its ‘Belgacom TV’ IPTV service…

EU eyes €110bn e-Comms Single Market jackpot

EU eyes €110bn e-Comms Single Market jackpot

The European Commission has released a study showing that, if the internal market for electronic communications were completed, the EU gross domestic product (GDP) could grow by up to €110…

Broadband rebrand for SES

SES has renamed its satellite Internet subsidiary ASTRA Broadband Services as SES Broadband Services, with its satellite Internet service ASTRA2Connect similarly renamed SES Broadband. The new names are in line…

Deutsche Telekom major losses, IPTV fares well

Deutsche Telekom has reported a €1.3 billion loss for 2011 due to a drop in demand in Europe. It would have been worse had it not picked up €3.2 billion…

Telenet sales up 6%

Telenet sales up 6%

Belgian cable operator has Telenet reported full year revenues up six per cent year-on-year to €1.37 billion. EBITDA rose 8 per cent to €723.4 million while the margin advanced to…