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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 […]

France: Virgin Mobile launches quadplay offering

French MVNO Virgin Mobile has launched its first quadruple play offer, which combines SFR’s triple play ADSL box with a 20GHz 4G mobile service. Following its acquisition at the end of 2014, Virgin Mobile is already benefiting from Numericable-SFR’s fixed and mobile networks, as well as capitalising on the innovations of the SFR box. Virgin Mobile is now able to […]

Vivendi to sell Numericable-SFR stake?

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French media giant Vivendi says it has received a “binding offer” from Altice and Numericable-SFR for its remaining 20 per cent stake in Numericable-SFR, at a price of €40 a share, and equivalent to €3.9 billion. Vivendi’s Supervisory Board will make a decision on February 27th. However, the price on offer is almost 25 per cent lower than Vivendi’s current […]

BT confirms £12.5bn EE deal

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Following the mid-December 2014 confirmation that it was in exclusive negotiations, UK telco BT has agreed definitive terms to acquire EE for £12.5 billion (€15.8bn). BT says the combination will provide customers with innovative, seamless services that combine the power of fibre broadband with wi-fi and advanced mobile capabilities. Integrating the two companies will accelerate BT’s mobility strategy and increase […]

Broadband providers set to benefit from UK multiplay

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Over 65 per cent of people in the UK who are signed up to a bundle of communications services, value their broadband access more than their pay-TV service, fixed-line phone or even their mobile phone service, according to findings from global technology analyst company CCS Insight. This puts broadband providers such as BT, Sky and Virgin Media in pole position […]

Mobile, TV, fibre boost TalkTalk Q3

UK comms and entertainment provider TalkTalk has revealed its best ever results for mobile, TV and fibre. Between September and December, 115,000 more homes signed up to TalkTalk TV, 50,000 took mobile and 88,000 signed up to fibre. The number of overall broadband customers increased by 15,000, while the number of customers choosing to leave TalkTalk fell to its lowest […]

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