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Bell Aliant selects Sigma Systems solution

Bell Aliant has selected Sigma Systems to deploy its Telco Services Accelerator solution to simplify the provisioning and activation of triple-play bundles on its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network. The Canadian telco’s…

Deutsche Telekom profits slump, IPTV dwindles

Deutsche Telekom has reported a big fall in its profits as a result of restructuring costs and poor results from its Greek businesses. Net profit for the three months to…

Cloudy IPTV forecast for Monaco Telecom

Cloudy IPTV forecast for Monaco Telecom

Monaco Telecom is preparing to launch a new service enabling customers to view its IPTV video on demand service on other wireless-enabled devices such as tablet computers. Monaco Telecom will…

News Corp is ‘fit and proper’

It was a question from an analyst that prompted a rare note of indignation from BSkyB’s normally calm and collected CEO Jeremy Darroch. Asked whether BSkyB would continue to monitor…

eircom plans €100m fibre rollout and IPTV launch

Irish telco eircom has announced Phase 1 of a plan to upgrade significantly Ireland’s telecommunications infrastructure by rolling out fibre-based access technologies delivering superfast broadband to customers. Separately, the company…

Fries queries ACCC Austar stance

Liberty Global president and chief executive Mike Fries has criticised the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its preliminary view that Foxtel’s proposed A$1.9 billion acquisition of regional pay-TV…

Virgin Media down 36,000 customers

Virgin Media down 36,000 customers

UK quad-play operator Virgin Media lost 36,000 customers in the three months to the end of June, but reported higher income from its remaining customers. According to Virgin Media, 90…

J:Com ends June with 3.5m subs

Japanese cable operator Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com) has ended June with a total of 3.52 million households subscribers, up 5.4 per cent year-on-year. Combined revenue generating units (RGUs) for cable television,…

Foxtel considers ACCC legal action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel will consider taking legal action against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) if it is unsuccessful in overturning the regulator’s preliminary view that its A$1.9…

Regulator raises Foxtel Austar bid concerns

Australia’s competition regulator has raised concerns that the planned A$2 billion takeover of pay-TV operator Austar by rival Foxtel, part owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, could hurt competition on…