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Google-Fi is go

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Google has confirmed plans for its own mobile service, under the name Project Fi. It will launch in the US, as an MVNO using Sprint and T-Mobile networks, and be available initially to customers with a Google Nexus 6 smartphone. Google said the aim is to provide mobile users with the best network wherever they are. Project Fi users will […]

Telenet to buy KPN unit for €1.3bn

Cable telecoms company Liberty Global’s Belgian subsidiary Telenet has agreed to buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for €1.325 billion. For Liberty Global, Europe’s biggest cable operator, the acquisition marks a departure in strategy, having said in the past that it is not interested in buying or building its own mobile phone networks instead of renting […]

Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay

Sky Italia’s whole package is now available on Telecom Italia’s new generation networks thanks to the IP platform and to the dedicated My Sky HD decoder. For the first time this means integrated landline and mobile, Internet and TV services. The two leading companies in their respective industries join together by sharing their assets and their respective expertise to bring […]

Vodafone One first convergent offer

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A year after the €7.2 billion acquisition of Spain’s largest cable company ONO, Vodafone is launching its first convergent offer – including fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet access and TV – under the brand of ‘Vodafone One’, available from April 20th. Vodafone One will cost from €43 to €83 and will rely on both FTTH and HFC to reach […]

France considers 700 MHz band

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France’s telecoms regulator ARCEP has published a summary of the contributions to its consultation on a strategic review of spectrum for superfast mobile, which ran from December 16th 2014 to February 16th 2015. At a time when mobile Internet traffic continues to increase at a tremendous pace, the purpose of the consultation was to examine the two courses of action […]

T-Mobile US offers free Netflix

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T-Mobile is give its customers in the US one year of Netflix for free if they buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. A Netflix subscription costs $8.99 a month un the US. The global launch of the Galaxy S6 line of smartphones is scheduled for April 10th. In the fine print of T-Mobile’s promotional page, it says […]

EE replaces Orange Wednesdays with £1 movies

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Mobile network operator EE is launching a new online movie rental scheme for its subscribers. The EE Film Club will give customers the opportunity to rent a movie every week for only £1 (€1.39) through Wuaki.tv. There is an additional 35p charge in the form of a redemption text – users will have to redeem a promotional code by texting […]

Ofcom to review digital communications

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced an overarching review of the nation’s digital communications markets, to ensure that communications providers and services continue to meet the needs of consumers and businesses. Ofcom’s Strategic Review of Digital Communications will examine competition, investment, innovation and the availability of products in the broadband, mobile and landline markets. By assessing these areas as a […]

Vivendi accepts Numericable-SFR, Altice offer

Multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice, founded by telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, has entered into the final agreements with Vivendi regarding the acquisition of the 20 per cent stake Vivendi owns in France’s second-largest telco Numericable-SFR for a price of €40 per share. The transaction carried out via its subsidiary Altice France, and Numericable-SFR, follows approval by Vivendi’s Supervisory Board […]

FCC adopts net neutrality rules

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has followed the lead of President Barack Obama and voted to impose tough new rules for net neutrality, introducing a measure that seems sure to bring a court challenge. The vote – as anticipated along a party-line 3-2 vote – backed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to reclassify broadband Internet as a ‘telecommunications service’, giving it […]

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